Mutual Funds & ETFs

Mutual Funds & ETFs

Six Top Defensive Funds to Protect Your Portfolio

No matter how buoyant the stock market has been through much of this year, many investors have continued to worry…

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Misleading Fund Returns

Investors are notoriously bad at choosing when to buy and sell mutual fund shares. And certain funds make it especially…

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Attractive Alternatives to a Closed Vanguard Fund

Since the tremendously popular Vanguard Dividend Growth Fund closed its doors to new accounts in July, many investors have scrambled…

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Don’t Pick a Fund Before Checking This Number

Few Investors Even Know About It You may be choosing funds for your portfolio the wrong way. Many investors overlook…

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“Raw” Rebound

Oil is not the only commodity that has seen prices soar this year, handing big profits to investors. As of…

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ETFs for Value Investors

These exchange-traded funds (ETFs) provide an easy way to invest in a diversified mix of value stocks… Schwab US Large-Cap…

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Prepare for ETF Liquidations

Exchange-traded funds have soared in popularity over the past decade…but more and more are shutting down now, and not always…

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Near-Zero Fees on ETFs

Investment firms have been slashing the management fees that they charge investors for some exchange-traded funds (ETFs)—lowering the amounts to…

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Dump Your Funds?

There Are Steadier Choices for This Troubled Market Are your mutual funds the right ones for a rocky stock market?…

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Invest in the Rest of the Market

When investors want to invest in the broad stock market, many use funds that track the Standard & Poor’s 500…

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Asset-Allocation Mutual Funds

Do you have trouble creating a portfolio with a great mix of stocks and bonds—and keeping it on track? Many…

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Bond Funds With End Dates

There’s a unique type of bond fund that picks a date in the future…sells all its bonds by that date…then…

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Smarter ETFs

For the most part, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) blindly track indexes that give the greatest weight to stocks with the highest…

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10 Best Stock Funds for 2016

The stock market’s turbulence this year has caused many investors to question how much risk they are willing to take.…

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Alternatives to Closed Funds

Many of the best mutual fund managers don’t want your money anymore. About 9% of stock funds currently don’t accept…