Bond Values in a Volatile Market
Investing for Income

Bond Values in a Volatile Market

While the market's instability may not be over just yet, the latter half of the year should be less daunting – and possibly more rewarding – for inves…
May 25, 2022
The Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio: All 47 Warren Buffett Stocks Ranked
stocks

The Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio: All 47 Warren Buffett Stocks Ranked

The Berkshire Hathaway portfolio is a diverse set of blue chips, and increasingly, lesser-known growth bets. Here's a look at every stock picked by Wa…
May 17, 2022
8 Facts You Must Know About Bear Markets
investing

8 Facts You Must Know About Bear Markets

Bear markets can be terrifying, but they're normal, inevitable and – most importantly – don't last forever.
May 13, 2022
The Best Vanguard Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers
mutual funds

The Best Vanguard Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers

Vanguard funds account for roughly a third of the 100 most popular 401(k) retirement products. We rank Vanguard's best actively managed funds, includi…
May 10, 2022
Stock Market Holidays in 2022
Markets

Stock Market Holidays in 2022

Is the stock market open today? Take a look at which days the NYSE, Nasdaq and bond markets take off in 2022.
May 5, 2022

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What Time Is the Stock Market Open Today?
Markets

What Time Is the Stock Market Open Today?

When does the stock market open? While the market does have regular hours, trading doesn't stop when the major exchanges close.
May 5, 2022
100 Most Popular Mutual Funds in 401(k) Retirement Accounts for 2022
401(k)s

100 Most Popular Mutual Funds in 401(k) Retirement Accounts for 2022

These mutual funds have the most assets under management in 401(k) workplace retirement plans.
May 4, 2022
3 Reasons I Like Municipal Bonds
bonds

3 Reasons I Like Municipal Bonds

The time could be right to consider adding some munis to your portfolio. Here’s why.
May 2, 2022
Should I Buy Bonds?
bonds

Should I Buy Bonds?

Investors' personal motives for buying bonds should inform what they do next.
April 27, 2022
How to Navigate the Amusement Park of Rising Interest Rates
bonds

How to Navigate the Amusement Park of Rising Interest Rates

Understanding how rising interest rates affect bond values can help you see the big picture.
April 26, 2022
Should You Harvest a Loss in Your Bond Fund or ETF?
bonds

Should You Harvest a Loss in Your Bond Fund or ETF?

With bond performance this bad, it could be a good time to turn a bad situation into a power move. There’s something to be said for the flexibility it…
April 18, 2022
5 Best Bond ETFs for 2022
ETFs

5 Best Bond ETFs for 2022

The bond market has struggled of late, but investors with a longer-term view should consider these bond ETFs to balance their portfolios.
April 11, 2022
7 Actively Managed ETFs to Buy for an Edge
ETFs

7 Actively Managed ETFs to Buy for an Edge

Actively managed ETFs are starting to blossom in popularity. Investors unfamiliar with the space can start with these seven active funds.
April 8, 2022
Income Investors Should Look Beyond the Ukraine Invasion
stocks

Income Investors Should Look Beyond the Ukraine Invasion

Unless you invested in a Russian-themed ETF or an emerging markets index fund, the destruction of Moscow's capital markets is a distraction for invest…
March 24, 2022
Why Bonds Belong in Your Portfolio
bonds

Why Bonds Belong in Your Portfolio

Intermediate rates will probably rise another two or three points in the next few years, making bond yields more attractive.
March 21, 2022
Bond Advice for Today's Market: Think Big Picture
bonds

Bond Advice for Today's Market: Think Big Picture

A bad day for stocks is often worse than a bad YEAR for bonds. Investors need to remember that right about now.
March 10, 2022
Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Fund Gets Cautious
mutual funds

Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Fund Gets Cautious

The fund's managers are weatherproofing the portfolio against expected volatility.
February 23, 2022
Consider Short-Term Bond Funds
Investing for Income

Consider Short-Term Bond Funds

These funds own the kind of stuff that benefits from a healthy economy and can withstand the Fed's rate hikes.
February 23, 2022
Is the Stock Market Open on Presidents' Day 2022?
Markets

Is the Stock Market Open on Presidents' Day 2022?

Enjoy your Monday off, investors! The stock and bond markets alike will be closed in honor of George Washington's birthday.
February 18, 2022
8 Facts You Need to Know About Stock Market Corrections
Markets

8 Facts You Need to Know About Stock Market Corrections

Scary as they are, drawdowns are a normal part of the investing process. Having a financial plan in place and sticking to it is every investor's best …
January 23, 2022
Is the Stock Market Closed on MLK Day?
Markets

Is the Stock Market Closed on MLK Day?

Both the stock markets and bond markets will have Monday off as the nation honors civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
January 15, 2022
4 Tips on How to Build a Better Bond Position
bonds

4 Tips on How to Build a Better Bond Position

In a world where stock markets keep setting records, bonds look quite dull in comparison. But don’t give up on them! Polish up your bond portfolio usi…
January 12, 2022
Is the Stock Market Open on Presidents' Day 2021?
Markets

Is the Stock Market Open on Presidents' Day 2021?

If you invest in the stock or bond markets, enjoy your Monday off. The markets will be closed in honor of George Washington's birthday.
January 1, 2022
Is the Stock Market Open on New Year's Eve 2021?
Markets

Is the Stock Market Open on New Year's Eve 2021?

Before investors kiss 2021 goodbye, they'll need to get through a full day of trading on New Year's Eve.
December 30, 2021
Is the Stock Market Open for Christmas Eve in 2021?
Markets

Is the Stock Market Open for Christmas Eve in 2021?

The calendar works in traders' favor this year. Instead of closing early like usual, Christmas Eve in 2021 is a full-day stock market holiday.
December 22, 2021
The 7 Best Bond Funds for Retirement Savers in 2022
bonds

The 7 Best Bond Funds for Retirement Savers in 2022

Fixed-income investors face a difficult path in 2022, but these seven bond funds can help minimize the impact of rising rates and inflation.
December 17, 2021