Wild Ride Ahead: 2019 Begins With a Bearish Bent

Wild Ride Ahead: 2019 Begins With a Bearish Bent

The markets will continue to be volatile as global economic data shows bearish signs into the start of the new year.

Good News Flow Will Give Way to Portfolio Adjustments as We Close a Losing Year

Good News Flow Will Give Way to Portfolio Adjustments as We Close a Losing Year

Market action today is about positioning and portfolio adjustments for 2019.

Market Volatility Is Becoming the Norm -- Will 2019 Be Any Different?

Market Volatility Is Becoming the Norm -- Will 2019 Be Any Different?

Which way the market will go is anyone's guess.

Fund Rebalancing Will Drive These Markets: Market Recon

Fund Rebalancing Will Drive These Markets: Market Recon

But extreme short-term volatility will produce extreme long-term loss of public trust.

Smaller Cap Stocks Could Make Great Stocking Stuffers Ahead of 2019

Smaller Cap Stocks Could Make Great Stocking Stuffers Ahead of 2019

Market cap focused investors might need to set their sights on some smaller names. Real Money's Kevin Curran interviews George Young, portfolio manager of the $295.3 million Villere Balanced Fund.

2 Reasons Why We Are Seeing These Huge Daily Market Moves

2 Reasons Why We Are Seeing These Huge Daily Market Moves

And how to position your portfolio to minimize the impact.

Steve Mnuchin's Weekend, Removing Powell and Holiday Sales: Market Recon

Steve Mnuchin's Weekend, Removing Powell and Holiday Sales: Market Recon

The Fed now appears to me, to be if not in the 'policy error' zone than very close to it. Perhaps the Treasury Secretary sees this as well.

What Is Bid-Ask Price Spread and How Is It Used for Trading?

What Is Bid-Ask Price Spread and How Is It Used for Trading?

Knowing the bid and the ask on a stock or fund trade can help you understand how securities are traded, and at the best possible price.

Texas Fund's Soured Bet on Exotic-Country Stocks Takes Further Hit

Texas Fund's Soured Bet on Exotic-Country Stocks Takes Further Hit

The Teacher Retirement System of Texas lost 0.6% during the third quarter on its $14 billion holdings of stocks from countries like China, Brazil, Russia and Turkey. Such declines helped to cap the fund's overall return to 2.2% -- well below the average for U.S. institutional investment plans.

ETFs vs. Index Funds: 4 Differences to Know Before Investing

ETFs vs. Index Funds: 4 Differences to Know Before Investing

Index funds and ETFs are similar in a lot of ways. Here's how to tell them apart, and figure out which one you need.