Investment Strategies

If You Haven't Done This Lately, Your Portfolio Is In Danger

2012 was a good year for the stock markets. But if you want to be prepared for the next correction, whenever it comes, there's one easy-to-implement strategy that has helped investors through the bumps and dips more than any other: rebalancing your portfolio.

How to Make Up for Social Security's Meager Raise

For the first time since 2009, Social Security recipients will get a COLA increase in their checks in 2012. But that 3.6% bump probably isn't going to cover the real rise in your expenses. So where should you invest to find that extra income?

Four Stocks That Could Help You Double Your Money

They may not be household names, but these four companies meet the rigorous investing criteria of Rob Auer of Auer Growth Fund. Learn what they are and how they could help you to double your money.

What's an Exchange-Traded Fund?

Laura Morrison, head of U.S. ETF trading and listings operations at NYSE Euronext, explains what these increasingly popular investment vehicles are and how they can best be used in an investment portfolio. She also talks about how how interested investors can purchase ETFs.

Pimco's Bill Gross: The Days of 10% Returns Are Gone

Many investors have been wondering what combination of stocks and bonds will allow them to retire comfortably in this era of low interest rates. Bill Gross, who presides over the world's largest bond fund at Pimco investments, has some bad news for them: It isn't going to happen.