With interest rates near zero, many retires seeking income investments are trying dividend stocks. Here are the three biggest mistakes they could be making with that strategy.
Like mutual funds, closed-end funds manage a portfolio of stocks, bonds or other securities, but it's important for investors to understand the difference.
Harley-Davidson is putting the Hog on a diet. That and more top money stories you need to know Tuesday.
Venture capitalists show no sign of shying away from investing in startups related to bitcoin even as authorities step up their scrutiny of the virtual currency.
While a government shutdown seems to be in the cards, Wall Street shows no signs of worry. Do they know something we don't?
From earnings out of a pharmacy leader to those from a controversial farm supplier, here are some of the items that will help shape the week that lies ahead on Wall Street.
Think your company doesn't offer you the best options in your 401(k) plan? Employees at Fidelity Investments are suing their company for just that reason.
The arrest of hedge fund CEO Jim Bisenius in a prostitution sting may be enough to take down one of the largest U.S. funds of funds - ironically named Common Sense.
With Powerball jackpots hitting $500 million-plus payout levels more frequently these days, is it time to start spending a few bucks everyday playing the lottery?
Many investors who rely on bonds for stability and security have found the investments are turning up short.
Some investors thought Facebook shares were overpriced when the stock went public last year, but eventually the social network showed its value.
Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine in New Jersey for selling exotic exchange-traded funds to unwary elderly investors seeking income investments.
Nobody can say where markets and the economy will go next, but hindsight is 20/20. Here are some of the most unfortunate money mistakes of the year so far.
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.
Having a diversified portfolio can help reduce overall investing risk. But owning multiple mutual funds could end up costing you in more ways than one.
The Winklevoss twins love Bitcoins, and they plan to make it easier to invest in the cryptocurrency with their Bitcoin ETF. But the idea isn't ready for prime time.
A new report pretty much solidifies what we've known about low-cost, passively managed index funds -- they can rarely be beaten.
In 2008, respectedReserve Primary Fund "broke the buck" and investors lost money they thought was totally safe. Now, the SEC wants to prevent a repeat.
Securities regulators vote to propose reforms that would target a portion of the $2.6 trillion money market fund industry.
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.
Imagine not just loaning the government money for free, but at negative nominal rates. Another fresh Treasury auction of 10-year inflation-protection TIPS just went off yet...