portfolio management

Why Wall Street Workers Are Worse Investors Than Main Street

Wall Street's big banks paid out $156 billion last year in salaries, bonuses, and benefits. Yet while investment bankers' checking accounts were growing, their retirement savings took a massive hit -- and much of the reason can be traced to one common investing mistake.

3 Investing Questions You May Be Too Embarrassed to Ask

When it comes to investing, no question is stupid, and no question is simple. Indeed, it's the ones that may appear to be the most obvious that can be the most important -- and the ones that people are often too embarrassed to ask.

It's Time for a Mid-Year Financial Checkup

On New Year's Day, you had plans -- promises to get your finances in order in 2011. Today, check your financial pulse: Where do all those good intentions stand? Ask yourself tough questions then take action. The experts tell you where to begin.

Stock Picking Is Key to Portfolio Growth in 2010

Now that the global economy appears to be stabilizing, investors should consider what a potential recovery means for their portfolio. One thing is for certain, investing pros say: Strategic discipline and stock picking will be needed to ensure positive returns in 2010.

Is the All-ETF Portfolio a Good Idea?

Portfolios made up entirely of exchange-traded funds could have appeal, as ETFs often have lower expense ratios than many mutual funds and they trade throughout the day. But investors should be careful, as buying ETFs based on speculation that an industry or market segment may outperform can be dangerous.