Mutual Funds & ETFs

Mutual Funds & ETFs

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…

Mutual Funds & ETFs

Dump Your Funds?

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

Mutual Funds & ETFs

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…

Mutual Funds & ETFs

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…

Mutual Funds & ETFs

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…

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.…

Mutual Funds & ETFs

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…

Mutual Funds & ETFs

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…

Mutual Funds & ETFs

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…

Mutual Funds & ETFs

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…

Mutual Funds & ETFs

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…

Mutual Funds & ETFs

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…

Mutual Funds & ETFs

Foreign Real Estate Beckons

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