There’s more to picking funds than knowing the numbers. But studying the figures -- returns, fees and others -- is a great way to start. These numbers are also useful in showing how funds you already own measure up to their peers.
In various issues, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has produced four sets of mutual fund tables that lay out such useful data. Here are detailed guides for reading each:
Bond Fund Tables
View the one- and five-year returns, 12-month yields and expense ratios of nearly 200 of the biggest taxable- and municipal-bond funds, plus the 28 largest bond ETFs, in the March issue.
Exchange-Traded Fund Tables
Look up the recent returns and expense ratios, plus the 12-month yields of bond funds, for 320 ETFs in our January issue.
Stock Fund Tables
See detailed information on the 353 biggest and best-performing stock funds in the September issue.