Forty years ago marked the start of a bull market in bonds that would last for decades. No one saw it coming.
The Intelligent Investor
On Wall Street, hype almost always leads to heartache. Investors who hopped on the China bandwagon are learning that lesson the hard way.
Billions of dollars have poured into real-estate investment trusts this year. But chasing a hot asset class can cool it off .
Investors who no longer fear their bets could explode are seeking out risks they don’t have to take.
Your investment inertia could be costing you thousands of dollars. Here’s how to break out of it.
Investors often prefer to stick their heads in the sand rather than confront the evidence in front of them.
The popular trading app isn’t the first to sell a piece of itself to its own customers. Investors who jumped on prior brokerage-firm IPOs often ended up shooting themselves in the foot.
In the stock market, the past never repeats itself exactly. Trying to convince people otherwise can backfire.
An 8% return on government bonds? Only a nutty calculation can make it so.
Investors appear to be growing more and more optimistic about how their portfolios will perform in the years to come. Disappointment is bound to follow.
Understanding the difference between speculation and investing is essential to avoiding reckless risk.
The need for higher returns can breed desperation for anyone with a portfolio—large or small.
One retirement consultant calls I bonds “the best-kept secret in America.” Right now they’re yielding over 3.5%, nearly risk free.
Our decision-making is far less consistent than we think it is. Investors need to recognize that, and work to counter it.
A good financial adviser can keep you from getting caught up in the moment. A bad one may be hooked by the excitement, too.
Losing your fear of bear markets can lead to complacency—and new risks.
When everyone around you seems to be getting rich quick, it’s hard to control your fear of missing out. But buying assets just because they’re hot is a good way to get burned.
Investors who hope to do good with their dollars are pouring money into ESG funds. Asset managers are eager to give them what they want—for a price.
A quirk in the calendar is doing some heavy lifting: The market declines from early last year just vanished from a key fund-manager benchmark.
Traders who boast about their own cluelessness are upending the traditional investing hierarchy. It probably won’t last.