See All Authors »

Daren Fonda

Associate Editor
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Daren joined Kiplinger in July 2015 after spending more than 20 years in New York City as a business and financial writer. He spent seven years at Time magazine and joined SmartMoney in 2007, where he wrote about investing and contributed car reviews to the magazine. Daren also worked as a writer in the fund industry for Janus Capital and Fidelity Investments and has been licensed as a Series 7 securities representative.

Latest Features

Fund Watch
December 2016

An Investment Poised to Benefit from Infrastructure Spending

iShares Global Infrastructure joins the Kiplinger ETF 20, bringing steady income and rising dividends to the mix.

See More From: Fund Watch

Stock Watch
December 2016

Preferred Stocks Paying 5% or More to Income Investors

These high-paying hybrid securities belong in most income portfolios.

See More From: Stock Watch

Stock Watch
November 2016

Dow 20,000: Stock Market Milestone Is Tantalizingly Close

The ride getting there may be bumpy, but the Dow Jones industrial average could be heading toward a major milestone: cracking 20,000 for the first time in its 120-year history.

See More From: Stock Watch

SLIDE SHOW
November 2016

5 Stocks to Sell Now for 2017

Pitches to buy stocks are Wall Street’s driving force. But analysts rarely slap stocks with a “sell” rating. That’s partly because it’s too easy to get a sell recommendation wrong. Even if a ...

See More From: Stocks & Bonds

SLIDE SHOW
December 2016

8 Stocks to Buy Now for 2017

These eight stocks all offer strong growth prospects at reasonable prices, a combination that should result in solid gains. We lean toward large companies, but our picks also include two small caps. These ...

See More From: Stocks & Bonds

Stock Watch
November 2016

How to Invest Under a Trump Presidency

His election adds uncertainty, which Wall Street hates, but could lead to improved economic growth and benefit health care, financial and infrastructure stocks, among others.

See More From: Stock Watch

Fund Watch
November 2016

4 Best Mutual Funds for Dividend Investors

Dividends have accounted for some 40% of overall U.S. market returns, so don't miss out.

See More From: Fund Watch

Fund Watch
November 2016

A Cheap Way to Own Tech Stocks

Vanguard Information Technology gives you access to the heavy hitters of the technology sector.

See More From: Fund Watch

SLIDE SHOW
November 2016

5 Best Vanguard ETFs for Retirees

If you’re looking for a core group of ETFs that you can buy and hold through many years of retirement, check out the following five Vanguard funds. Two are bond ETFs that should provide some insurance ...

See More From: ETFs

SLIDE SHOW
November 2016

Great Stocks for the Next 10 Years

Warren Buffett aims to hold stocks “forever.” We’re a bit less patient. But we like playing the long game: picking a few solid companies, sticking with them through tough times and hanging on for ...

See More From: Stocks & Bonds

Wealth Management
October 2016

8 Steps to Be a Better Investor

Building a successful investing plan is like building a hero sandwich: Stick with basic ingredients and don’t get too fancy.

See More From: Wealth Management

SLIDE SHOW
October 2016

5 High-Quality Stocks to Weather Any Market

Admission tickets to the all-weather club aren’t cheap these days. Price-earnings ratios for companies such as Procter & Gamble (symbol PG)—the ultimate “safety” stock—are well above the average ...

See More From: Stocks & Bonds

Stock Watch
October 2016

3 Stocks to Earn Dividends Every October

Whether you’re pulling in a paycheck or living off investments, dividends can be a great way to reel in some cash.

See More From: Stock Watch

SLIDE SHOW
October 2016

6 S&P 500 Stocks to Own for the Next 10 Years

When it comes to stocks, we like playing the long game: picking solid companies, sticking with them through tough times and hanging on for years, even a decade or more. Investing for the long haul can ...

See More From: Stocks & Bonds

SLIDE SHOW
October 2016

3 Health Stocks to Own for the Next 10 Years

When it comes to stocks, we like playing the long game: picking solid companies, sticking with them through tough times and hanging on for years, even a decade or more. Investing for the long haul can ...

See More From: Stocks & Bonds

SLIDE SHOW
October 2016

3 Tech Stocks to Own for the Next 10 Years

When it comes to stocks, we like playing the long game: picking solid companies, sticking with them through tough times and hanging on for years, even a decade or more. Investing for the long haul can ...

See More From: Tech Stocks

SLIDE SHOW
September 2016

10 Great Stocks for the Next 10 Years

Warren Buffet aims to hold stocks “forever.” We’re a bit less patient. But we like playing the long game: picking a few solid companies, sticking with them through tough times and hanging on for ...

See More From: Stocks & Bonds

Show More Stories