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Manuel Schiffres

Executive Editor
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

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Stock Watch
March 2016

A Long-Term Case for Stocks

Downturns, often nasty ones, come with the territory.

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Fund Watch
February 2016

Mutual Fund Rankings, 2016

Not one domestic stock fund category finishes 2015 in the black.

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Fund Watch
August 2015

Mutual Fund Rankings, 2015

Mutual funds loaded with health care stocks rise to the top of our annual rankings.

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Dividends
June 2015

How to Pick the Best S&P 500 Dividend Stocks

The index is home to multiple companies with attractive yields.

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Stocks & Bonds
August 2015

How to Prepare for the Next Bear Market

Stock corrections are inevitable, but there are ways to minimize the impact.

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Fund Watch
December 2014

The 20 Top-Performing ETFs -- and Why You Shouldn't Buy Them

The winners list is filled with all sorts of funds that most of us have no business owning.

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Stock Watch
October 2014

Why Stocks Keep Plunging and What to Do Now

The news is glum on several fronts, but the prospects for a recession remain slim. It’s important to stick with your plan.

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Stocks & Bonds
October 2014

How to Survive the Next Stock Market Correction

The secret to keeping your investment portfolio intact during a big sell-off is planning ahead and avoiding panic.

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Fund Watch
August 2014

Mutual Fund Rankings, 2014

Stock funds shine again in our annual rankings of top-performing mutual funds.

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Stock Watch
May 2014

It’s Time to Add Apple to the Dow

There’s no good excuse for keeping America’s biggest company out of the iconic industrial average.

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Fund Watch
August 2013

Mutual Fund Rankings, 2013

U.S. stock funds lead our annual rankings of top-performing mutual funds in 11 categories.

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Stock Watch
June 2013

Stay the Course During Market Volatility

Don’t allow recent financial market gyrations to buffalo you into making too-hasty moves.

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Stock Watch
October 2012

Lesson From the Crash of 1987: Buy-and-Hold Investing Works

Had you bought into the stock market immediately before Black Monday, you'd still have earned nearly 9% a year along the way.

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Stock Watch
June 2012

Insights for Investors from the 2012 Morningstar Conference

Editor Manny Schiffres shares his notes from the annual gathering of investment advisers, fund managers and other investing fanatics.

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Fund Watch
April 2012

Bye Bye, Bear Market

Outsize three-year mutual fund returns are no longer dragged down by the 2008 stock market crash.

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Stock Watch
March 2012

Kiplinger's Stock Market Update

We're raising our forecast for 2012 gains, but there are plenty of risks.

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Markets
March 2012

SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro: Make the Markets Fair

In an interview with Kiplinger editors, Uncle Sam’s top securities cop discusses what her agency is doing -- or would like to do -- about money-market funds, mutual fund fees, high frequency trading and other issues.

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