Mutual Funds & ETFs

Mutual Funds & ETFs

9 Best Mutual Funds for 2015…and One Great ETF, Too

The party’s not over yet. But fears of a nasty hangover are growing among investors as they prepare to enter…

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A Rising Dollar

For investors, betting on the strength of the US dollar versus foreign currencies can be very risky at times, but…

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“Un-Gross” Bond Funds

The recent resignation of “bond king” Bill Gross as manager of the Pimco Total Return Fund, by far the biggest…

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Closed-End Clones

When is a clone better than the original? When it’s a bargain-priced copy of a bond mutual fund. Mutual funds…

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Faltering Funds

Would you invest in a mutual fund that trailed more than three-quarters of its category over the past year? Slumps…

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Focused Funds

Within just three days in March, the Fairholme Fund plunged nearly 7% even though the overall stock market barely budged.…

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3 Single-Country Funds with Long-Term Potential

An exchange-traded fund that invests only in Indonesian stocks plunged by more than 23% last year as investors shunned the…

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Is Your Money Still Safe at Pimco?

In a stunning turnaround, many investors have soured on Pimco, the world's largest bond fund manager. They have raised questions…

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Tax-Efficient Funds

When mutual fund managers sell shares of stocks in their portfolios after prices have risen, investors in those funds may…

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Safer Target Funds

Target-date funds are supposed to help prevent a stock market plunge from ruining your retirement. But if that market meltdown…

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10 Best Mutual Funds for 2014

Going into the sixth year of a bull market, mutual funds will face greater challenges in 2014 as they try…

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The Best Stock Funds When Interest Rates are Rising

In the past few years, with interest rates so low, investors have flocked to mutual funds that focus on dividend-paying…

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Low-Volatility Funds

Stock investors who want to smooth out the market's bumpy ride now can choose among roughly three dozen "low-volatility" funds.…

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MLP Funds That Are More Tax-Friendly

Funds that invest in master limited partnerships (MLPs) are getting more tax-friendly. These funds, whose MLPs typically own oil and…

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Better Junk

An investment that is commonly referred to as "junk" is not for the faint-hearted. Junk bonds—also known as high-yield bonds—tend…