Dividends matter, folks.
Investor concern for potentially rising interest rates is causing a surge of inflows into shorter duration fixed income assets, according to Blackrock.
The temptation for good fortune in inevitable, but prudence is key.
Can your investment choices take a shock to the system? A stress test may help insulate you from shock.
Some experts worry that money market mutual funds could suffer rare losses due to the European debt crisis, so it might be a good time to consider a switch, perhaps to a money market account at your bank or credit union.
With interest-bearing accounts paying practically nothing and bonds paying little more, many income-oriented investors are turning to dividend-paying stocks. But a fresh look at the numbers shows investors tread this path at their peril.
Young peoples' aversion to risk is changing the conventional wisdom of investing in the stock market.
Creative stock tickers wedge themselves into the investors' psyche.
As the economy continues to sour, you can create a cash reserve by selling stocks, bonds or mutual funds that have lost money, while setting yourself up for a better tax situation when you file your 2011 returns.
The Fed has taken many unprecedented steps in the past three years to try to boost the economy after a financial crisis that triggered a painful recession.