With the Fed getting ready to let interest rates rise, supposedly safe bonds are suffering losses. Here are five things you need to understand to avoid some nasty surprises.
Are you a lottery player, imagining that if someone has to win, why not you? Well, if you buy 5 tickets a week, that's $520 a year, likely wasted. Or, you could do this ...
It's been nine years since the Dow swapped three of its 30 components at once, and the pundits have plenty to say. But ordinary investors need only remember these facts.
Wall Street's financial gurus have subjected society to a host of monstrous creations: These 5 are the ones that have done investors, employees, and taxpayers the most damage.
Even if you're not Warren Buffett or willing to risk jail time, you can beat the market. Here are 5 advantages individual investors have over Wall Street's Goliaths.
Miss USA 2013 has a warning about the biggest mistake young people are making with their finances today, and some smart advice for all of us about retirement planning.
Players spend 90 percent of a baseball game just standing around -- boring for spectators, but a smart way to win at another of America's favorite pastimes: investing.
Given how far stocks have risen since the market hit bottom in 2009, some investors feel buying stocks now is a guaranteed blunder. Not so: Here are two ways to do it and win.
If you'd like to take advantage of the tools and tricks used by the world's most successful investors, a little summer reading will go a long way.
Summertime's lower stock market trading volumes often bring with them higher volatility, and in those swings may very well be your opportunity to profit.
Starting to invest can be intimidating, but if you ever hope to financially secure, it's vital. To close out our series, we offer three can't-miss pieces of investing advice.
This week, we're running a series on the basics of investing. In this fourth lesson, we'll take a look at two of the main tools you'll need, and how best to use them.
This week, we're running a series on basic investing lessons. In lesson three, we review three popular strategies that new investors can use to establish their portfolios.
This week, we're doing a basic series on investing, trying to give novices the information they need to get started. Today, a rundown of the most common investment options.
If you've thought you might want to start investing, but don't know where to begin, or are afraid you don't have enough money, you're not alone.
Normally, holding a mix of stocks, bonds and commodities in your portfolio can buffer you against market swings. Here's why our current situation is anything but normal.
When markets start to buck and plunge -- as they're doing now -- many investors get nervous, and want their financial adviser to check in. Most aren't getting what they need.
With the Federal Reserve moving away from its long-in-place stimulus, it's time to change the way you invest.
Markets are fearful about the impact of higher interest rates. But for those companies with huge amounts of cash in hand, higher rates could mean an easy profit boost.
The stock market's meltdown may have taken a hit to your retirement savings, but fleeing the market now is one of the last things you should do.
Is it ever a good time to invest in stocks? Not really. Historically, there have always been good reasons to sit tight with your cash - but that doesn't mean you should.
Mutual funds are popular with investors, but how many of us really understand the alphabet soup of share classes? Here's what you need to know about each one, from A to Z.
It's tempting to want a financial adviser who sounds sure of his advice. But a new study shows how being overconfident lets them get away more easily with being wrong.
Charlie Munger is Warren Buffett's second-in-command -- and a world-class investor in his own right. Here's some of his most pertinent wisdom for those who want to invest.
Last week, billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones made a splash by saying that women shouldn't trade stocks. He's right -- but not for the reasons he thinks.