Mutual Funds & ETFs

Mutual Funds & ETFs

These Mutual Funds Choose Countries So You Don’t Have To

Why not leave it to the experts in the form of a global stock fund to shift bets between US and foreign stocks?

Mutual Funds & ETFs

The 10 Best Stock Funds for 2019

The best stock funds for 2019 can meet the challenges of rising interest rates, slower global economic growth and greater volatility.

Mutual Funds & ETFs

There’s a New Kind of Socially Conscious ETF, and It’s Outperforming the Market

This type of stock fund pays attention to “ESG”—environmental, social and corporate governance standards.

Mutual Funds & ETFs

Microcap Funds

Funds focused on the smallest stocks have taken the lead, offering investors new opportunities.

Mutual Funds & ETFs

The Market’s New Sweet Spot: Small-Cap Growth Funds

After sitting out much of the bull market, small-cap growth stock funds have taken center stage.

Mutual Funds & ETFs

When Funds Stumble

Today’s struggling funds are often tomorrow’s top-performing funds. Here’s why—plus 3 “cold” funds that could come roaring back.

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Short-Term Bond Funds

Short-term bond funds are waking from a long coma with higher payouts…and look like good alternatives to dividend stocks and long-term bonds.

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5 Big ETF Mistakes to Avoid

Investment expert Larry Swedroe explains how to use ETFs more effectively.

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Socially Conscious Emerging Market Funds

There are now at least 10 mutual funds and ETFs that focus on emerging-market stocks that meet socially-conscious standards.

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The 7 Best Funds for Volatile Times

Bottom Line asked five leading investment experts to choose the best mutual funds and exchange-traded funds for today’s extremely volatile market.

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Guess Which Fund Managers Outperform: Those from Poor Backgrounds or Those From Rich Backgrounds?

Fund managers who come from the top 20% of wealthiest families trailed those who come from the poorest 20% of families.

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Target-Date Funds Get Riskier

Investors in Fidelity target-date funds face higher risks than they might realize.

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Finding the Best Active ETFs

A growing number of ETFs are actively managed instead of simply tracking an index. Here are some of the best ones.

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Cheaper ETFs

Several of the best and largest ETFs have expense ratios two to five times as high as some less well-known and smaller ETFs that track similar indexes.

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One-Country ETFs

Investors have been getting market-beating returns from some single-country ETFs. Here are two of the best from our ETF expert.