Ice cream melts. Snow melts. You may have seen someone melt down emotionally or even melted down yourself. Right now, markets may be melting up in a sharp, emotion-driven improvement in performance. Is this good for your portfolio?
Sustainable investing is a growing trend that will soon be the norm. Also known as impact investing, it allows investments to serve a dual purpose – provide economic return and support organizations that have responsible environmental and social policies. More investors will require that their portfolios align with their values without sacrificing performance.
Why bother investing in a hedge fund? Too many of them deliver subpar performance and they cost too much. The only reason is snob appeal.
When volatility is high, investors get scared and let emotions run their decisions. Here are a few tips to help you avoid investment mistakes and survive whatever the market sends your way.
A golf handicap allows players of all talents and skill levels to compete on a level playing field on any given day. Can the same idea apply to investing?
Can you find actively managed mutual funds that persistently outperform indexes? No. That’s the Sasquatch of investing. It doesn’t exist. Still, there’s a way to find active funds to round out your portfolio – and do well by you.
After the stock market’s historic growth that began in early 2009, many believe a 10% pullback may be a healthy thing. Such a drop is not horribly painful, by historical standards, and smart investors can cushion such a fall.
After two years of virtually uninterrupted gains, the stock market took a scary tumble in October. While the market went on to recover the losses, the autumn slump touched off a debate about whether it was a precursor of further loses ahead or merely a hiccup in a strong advance.
What can a hive teach us about playing the market? Plenty, if you know where to look for industriousness, dedication and a clear message delivery.
So the Federal Reserve Board has made it official. Last month was the end of quantitative easing, where the Fed bought bonds to stimulate the economy and keep long-term rates low. Too bad the QE program was ineffectual, distorted the economy and the financial markets and saddled the central bank with a worrisome load of debt securities.