Markets

Is Stagflation a Serious Market Risk?
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Is Stagflation a Serious Market Risk?

High inflation and corporate warnings of supply chain issues have brought stagflation fretting to a fever pitch.
October 12, 2021
Is the Stock Market Open on Columbus Day 2021?
Markets

Is the Stock Market Open on Columbus Day 2021?

Columbus Day (increasingly known as Indigenous Peoples' Day) is a federal holiday, but it's a regular working day for most of Wall Street. Here are th…
October 10, 2021
ESG Investing Takes Off
Markets

ESG Investing Takes Off

For our ESG 20, we identified 15 stocks and five funds that excel at meeting environmental, social and corporate governance challenges.
October 4, 2021
Investment Strategies for the 4 Stages of the Economic Cycle
Markets

Investment Strategies for the 4 Stages of the Economic Cycle

The U.S. economy is cyclical in nature, surging ahead and pulling back in waves over time. Investors’ portfolios need to change with the rise and the …
September 19, 2021
Is the Stock Market Closed on Labor Day?
Markets

Is the Stock Market Closed on Labor Day?

Stock markets and bond markets alike will enjoy their annual three-day weekend as America observes Labor Day.
September 5, 2021

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October Is a Spooky Month for Stocks
Markets

October Is a Spooky Month for Stocks

Market crashes from decades ago come back to haunt investors’ thoughts every time the leaves start turning.
September 1, 2021
The Best Online Brokers, 2021
Markets

The Best Online Brokers, 2021

With new traders flocking to the market, can firms keep up? We test how well they serve clients of all stripes.
August 22, 2021
10 Facts You Must Know About Recessions
Markets

10 Facts You Must Know About Recessions

The Pandemic Recession officially ended in April 2020 after only two months, making it the shortest economic downturn in U.S. history. But what is a r…
July 20, 2021
Is the Stock Market Closed for the Fourth of July in 2021?
Markets

Is the Stock Market Closed for the Fourth of July in 2021?

Independence Day falls on a Sunday in 2021, so the bond and stock markets will enjoy a long holiday weekend. Here's a look at the markets' holiday hou…
July 3, 2021
It's a Good Time to Invest in Europe
Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets

It's a Good Time to Invest in Europe

Europe is not exactly stable, but investors can feel better putting their money there.
June 24, 2021
The Inflation Spike Probably Won't Last
Economic Forecasts

The Inflation Spike Probably Won't Last

Long-term demographic and economic trends will keep a lid on future price hikes.
June 22, 2021
Will the Stock Market Close for Juneteenth?
Markets

Will the Stock Market Close for Juneteenth?

Washington has passed legislation turning Juneteenth into a federal holiday, with immediate effect. Will the stock market close in observance?
June 17, 2021
Is the Stock Market Closed on Memorial Day 2021?
Markets

Is the Stock Market Closed on Memorial Day 2021?

The stock market gets a full day off for Memorial Day. The bond market gets Monday off too, not to mention an early close ahead of the holiday weekend…
May 30, 2021
Ariel's John W. Rogers Jr.: Value and Small Stocks Will Lead
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Ariel's John W. Rogers Jr.: Value and Small Stocks Will Lead

The new value cycle is just getting going. Celebrated value investor John Rogers gives his take on what's to come, which sectors he thinks are cheap r…
May 28, 2021
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 28, 2021
Investing in Space: How to Cash In on the Final Frontier
Markets

Investing in Space: How to Cash In on the Final Frontier

Most space-themed investments are moonshots. Use our stock and fund picks to bet on space exploration.
May 25, 2021
Tap the Money Tied Up in Your Home with Keith Gumbinger
Markets

Tap the Money Tied Up in Your Home with Keith Gumbinger

Housing prices have been on a tear, and that means home equity is up, too. Turning that value into cash in your wallet can be complicated, though. Equ…
May 12, 2021
The Best and Worst Presidents (According to the Stock Market)
Markets

The Best and Worst Presidents (According to the Stock Market)

Which American presidents oversaw the best stock market performances? Just for grins, let's see what a 'stock market Mount Rushmore' might look like.
April 30, 2021
Meet the Stock Market's New Investors
Becoming an Investor

Meet the Stock Market's New Investors

A new wave of mostly young and fearless individual investors is taking the stock market by storm.
April 29, 2021
Sell in May and Go Away? Here We Go Again ...
Investor Psychology

Sell in May and Go Away? Here We Go Again ...

Every year, "sell in May and go away" is dragged out for show like Punxsutawney Phil. Should you follow this advice in 2021? As always, it depends.
April 28, 2021
Finally, on the Brink of Dow 36,000
Markets

Finally, on the Brink of Dow 36,000

The main thrust of our book was that buying and holding a diversified stock portfolio is by far the best strategy.
April 24, 2021
Is the Stock Market Closed on Good Friday and Easter 2021?
Markets

Is the Stock Market Closed on Good Friday and Easter 2021?

While the stock markets get a full day off for Good Friday, bond traders aren't so lucky this year.
April 1, 2021
Are Stocks in a Bubble?
Markets

Are Stocks in a Bubble?

Investors seeing signs of YOLO trading worry that the market is overinflated—and that the bubble is about to pop.
March 23, 2021
Earth-First Funds Are Soaring
Markets

Earth-First Funds Are Soaring

Funds with sustainability in mind are super popular these days; these six are ready to deliver returns.
February 24, 2021
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.
February 13, 2021