Money

Bonds

Best and Worst Bond Funds 2021

Today’s low interest rates leave little room for bond funds to profit, but here’s how investors can do well.

Portfolio Strategy

Secrets of a Master Fund Manager to Boost Profits While Reducing Risk

Here are the stocks that could help you transition into 2021.

Stocks

Medical REITS are Attractive for Investors

As long as there are doctors, the need for medical real estate will continue, benefiting real estate firms that own the facilities.

Mortgages

Mortgage Lenders More Generous With Points

If you're in the market for a “jumbo” mortgage, paying discount points upfront could be a great deal.

Career

Where the Jobs are 2021

Despite the pandemic, some jobs offer opportunities that many people could transition into within months.

Earning Extra Income

Turn Your Hobby into Cash by Selling on Etsy

How to make your products findable…set the right price…leverage social media…make customers love you…and more.

Stocks

What Market History Portends for Biden’s First Year

Here’s what tends to happen when there is a change in political party in the White House and when Congress is controlled by one party or two.

The Economy

Allen Sinai’s 2021 Economic Forecast: A New Bull Market Through 2025

Jittery investors must look past their myopic fears right now and position themselves for much better times, says economist Allen Sinai.

Mortgages

Mortgage Loans Harder to Obtain

Mortgage rates are at record lows, but borrowers are increasingly likely to have mortgage applications denied as lenders fear defaults.

Mortgages

How to Decide Whether to Pay Off Your Mortgage Despite Low Rates

Mortgage rates are so low that home loans seem like bargains, but paying off your mortgage early often remains a savvy money move.

Stocks

The Real Growth Stocks

Although about 270 stocks in the S&P 500 are classified as "growth," having increased revenue an average of 15% or more over the past five years, only 66 are truly worthy of th...

Stocks

Best Stock Funds and ETFs for 2021

The challenges and opportunities of 2020 will continue to shape fund success in 2021.

Banking

Beware Money-Market Fund Dangers

The benefits of a money-market fund have faded as the coronavirus-caused recession has lowered interest rates.

Buying & Selling

As the World Turns Topsy Turvy, Is This a Good Time to Buy a House?

Would-be buyers have been tempted by historically low mortgage rates…only to discover that the inventory of homes for sale is extremely low.

Stocks

Better Way to Invest in Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicle makers have soared on the stock market, but electric system suppliers may be the better long-term investment.