Is the Stock Market Open on Inauguration Day 2021?
Markets

Is the Stock Market Open on Inauguration Day 2021?

The federal government will enjoy an off day on Inauguration Day, but the stock and bond markets alike will conduct business as usual.
January 19, 2021
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 17, 2021
Is the Stock Market Open on New Year's Eve 2020?
Markets

Is the Stock Market Open on New Year's Eve 2020?

New Year's Day will be a stock market holiday, but investors have a full day of trading to look forward to on New Year's Eve before kissing 2020 goodb…
January 15, 2021
13 Best Vanguard Funds for the Next Bull Market
mutual funds

13 Best Vanguard Funds for the Next Bull Market

Optimistic that the bounce since March is indeed the start of the next bull market? Here are the 13 best Vanguard funds to help you make the most of i…
January 7, 2021
3 Municipal Bond Funds for Rich, Tax-Friendly Yields
Investing for Income

3 Municipal Bond Funds for Rich, Tax-Friendly Yields

Municipal bond funds allow you to enjoy the benefits of tax-exempt income. By investing in CEFs, you can sweeten the pot even further.
December 31, 2020

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The Janet Yellen Era: Chapter Two
economy

The Janet Yellen Era: Chapter Two

Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen, if installed as Secretary of the Treasury as expected, should help to calm Main Street and Wall Street alike.
December 26, 2020
How to Find Yield With Emerging Market ETFs
Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets

How to Find Yield With Emerging Market ETFs

Yield-hungry investors who are willing to take on extra risk should consider emerging-markets debt.
December 22, 2020
Is the Stock Market Open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2020?
Markets

Is the Stock Market Open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2020?

The stock market will take a pause on Thanksgiving, but investors will need to pay attention for a few hours on Black Friday.
December 21, 2020
Your Year-End Financial To-Do List
Coronavirus and Your Money

Your Year-End Financial To-Do List

We know you've got a lot to tackle, but these are the must-dos you should review before the year runs out on you.
December 9, 2020
Searching for Yield? Making a Case for High-Yield Bonds
bonds

Searching for Yield? Making a Case for High-Yield Bonds

High-yield bonds are an often-misunderstood asset class that could deserve a spot in your portfolio.
December 8, 2020
Is the Stock Market Open for Christmas Eve in 2020?
Markets

Is the Stock Market Open for Christmas Eve in 2020?

The stock market will open for Christmas Eve, but trading will end early ahead of the full stock market holiday on Christmas Day.
December 6, 2020
The 7 Best Bond Funds for Retirement Savers in 2021
bonds

The 7 Best Bond Funds for Retirement Savers in 2021

Fixed-income investors have a rocky hill to climb in 2021. These are seven of the best bond funds to buy for this tall task.
December 2, 2020
The Best Vanguard Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers
mutual funds

The Best Vanguard Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers

Vanguard funds account for a third of the 100 most popular 401(k) retirement products. We rank Vanguard's best actively managed funds, including its t…
November 27, 2020
The ABCs of Yields
Becoming an Investor

The ABCs of Yields

What the number in front of the percentage sign really means.
November 25, 2020
Build a Bond Ladder
Financial Planning

Build a Bond Ladder

Exchange-traded funds give a new twist to an old technique to navigate a tricky market and manage cash flow.
November 23, 2020
Bonds Will Deliver in 2021
Investing for Income

Bonds Will Deliver in 2021

Don’t rush to withdraw any 2020 profits from the market. 2021 is looking good.
November 17, 2020
Warren Buffett Stocks Ranked: The Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio
stocks

Warren Buffett Stocks Ranked: The Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio

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…
November 17, 2020
Is the Stock Market Open on Veterans Day 2020?
Markets

Is the Stock Market Open on Veterans Day 2020?

If you want to trade on the stock market this Veterans Day, you can. Just don't try to trade bonds, or go to the bank or post office.
November 11, 2020
Don’t Bank on the Safety of Bonds in a Pandemic
bonds

Don’t Bank on the Safety of Bonds in a Pandemic

Bond yields are too low to follow the old investing playbook. Here are some tips to restructure the bond side of your portfolio today.
November 5, 2020
R.I.P. 60-40 Portfolio
Becoming an Investor

R.I.P. 60-40 Portfolio

The old standby allocation of 60% stocks and 40% government bonds might not work for buy-and-hold investors anymore.
November 2, 2020
Vanguard High-Yield Corporate Delivers the Cash
Kip 25

Vanguard High-Yield Corporate Delivers the Cash

It favors the highest-quality junk bonds, which fared much better over the past year than lower-quality debt.
October 21, 2020
Keeping an Eye on Future Returns
Markets

Keeping an Eye on Future Returns

Here’s what experts see ahead—and way ahead—for the performance of stocks and bonds.
October 19, 2020
Is the Stock Market Closed on Labor Day?
Markets

Is the Stock Market Closed on Labor Day?

The good news: Stock markets and bond markets alike get the day off for Labor Day. But traders don't get an early start to the weekend.
October 12, 2020
Stock Market Holidays in 2020
Markets

Stock Market Holidays in 2020

Is the stock market open today? Take a look at which days the NYSE, Nasdaq and bond markets take off in 2020.
October 12, 2020
Is the Stock Market Open on Columbus Day 2020?
Markets

Is the Stock Market Open on Columbus Day 2020?

Columbus Day (increasingly known as Indigenous Peoples' Day) is a federal holiday, but not for much of Wall Street. Here are the stock market and bond…
October 10, 2020