Mutual Funds & ETFs

Mutual Funds & ETFs

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…

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Big Pain for Muni Bond Funds

Investors in hundreds of bond funds have been shaken by Puerto Rico’s recent default on most of a $58 ­million…

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Avoid the Fund Tax Trap

The six-year-old bull market is taking a big tax bite out of mutual fund investors. As fund managers sell off…

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The Less Is More Portfolio

Why Now Is the Time to Invest in a Focused Fund This is the right time for investors to focus…

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Similar ETFs Can Confuse You

The explosive growth of exchange-traded funds (ETFs)—there are now more than 1,400 with $2 trillion in total assets—often makes it…

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Top Large-Cap Growth Funds

Stocks of big companies with powerful earnings growth often outperform the overall market. The trouble is, large-cap growth stocks also…

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Money-Market Fund Warning

For many investors, recently issued SEC rules are making money-market funds even less attractive than their low interest rates have…

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Foreign Real Estate Beckons

You may never have considered investing in Tokyo office buildings, British shopping malls or luxury condos in Singapore. But funds…

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Which Funds Are Better Now…Actively Managed or Index?

Which are better—actively managed funds whose managers pick which stocks to buy and sell…or a passive investment such as an…

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Internet Funds Are Back

Companies focused on the Internet have come a long way since the dot-com bubble burst in the early 2000s. Many…

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Spread the Risk: IPO Funds

To spread out your bets (and your risk), you can buy shares in ­exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in dozens…

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The Small-Cap Funds That Can Boost Your Returns

They’re Not As Risky As You Might Think Mutual funds that invest in stocks of small companies can boost your…

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Balanced Funds

Many investors never bother adjusting their portfolios to restore their desired balance of stocks versus bonds, even when stocks have…

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How to Invest in Health Care Now

This type of fund has topped all others One type of stock fund has outperformed all others over the past…