David Snowball, PhD

David ­Snowball, PhD, publisher of MutualFundObserver.com, an independent mutual fund–analysis website that tracks 36,000 investment products. He also is professor of communications studies at Augustana College, Rock ­Island, Illinois.

Financial Planning

Learn From the Money Experts’ Mistakes

With a bear market and an economy teetering on recession, any money missteps you make now tend to be amplified.…


The Safe Choice for Investors in 2022

As fast-growing behemoths such as Netflix, Tesla and Meta Platforms (the parent company of Facebook) falter this year, it’s time…

Financial Planning

Great Actively Managed Funds to Invest In Now

If you are fed up with the high fees and mediocre performance of your mutual funds, you’re not alone. Over…


6 Supercharged ­Investments

Even Warren Buffett is exasperated by the search for income in today’s low-rate world. “Fixed-­income ­investors…face a bleak future,” he…

Mutual Funds & ETFs

Simplify Your Portfolio with One, Two or Three Funds

Instead of cramming your investment portfolio full of funds, consider consolidating.

Mutual Funds & ETFs

Some Foreign Funds Are Not Foreign Enough

Your foreign stock fund may have a heavy dose of US stocks, possibly throwing off your asset allocation plan

Mutual Funds & ETFs

Best Stock Funds You Never Heard Of

These funds that are small and less well known than other funds have been beating the crowd.

Portfolio Strategy

Investments that Are Worth the Risk for Higher Returns

As the bull market ages some investors are stretching their comfort zones to boost returns. Here are some great investments options to do that.

Mutual Funds & ETFs

These Attractive Funds Focus on Overlooked Midcap Stocks

Medium-sized companies get ignored by investors, but they often combine the best attributes of large and small companies.

Mutual Funds & ETFs

These Stock Funds Avoid Big Market Dips

Worried about stock market volatility? Invest in funds that are resistant to corrections and are strong performers overall. We found the best ones.

Mutual Funds & ETFs

Microcap Funds

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

Mutual Funds & ETFs

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.

Mutual Funds & ETFs

New Mutual Funds

It may be enticing to jump into a new mutual fund. A new fund’s small size and its ability to…

Mutual Funds & ETFs

Faltering Funds

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