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Russel Kinnel

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Mutual Funds
April 2011

One-Stop Global Funds

Most of these funds that invest in stocks and bonds from all over the worlds come with a sales charge. Here are some options to avoid that extra cost.

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Mutual Funds
March 2011

2010's Most Disappointing Funds

Muhlenkamp offers a reminder of how hard it is to marry big-picture calls with strong stock selection.

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Mutual Funds
January 2011

Surprise! Mutual Fund Fees Fall

Investing with two of the biggest fund companies may cost you less, and one fund company will pay you.

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Mutual Funds
December 2010

Is Momentum Investing Dead?

Investors of momentum funds have gathered mediocre results over the past decade. But some fund companies are still drawn to the strategy.

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Mutual Funds
November 2010

Old Mutual Fund Stars Can Still Shine

Consider buying once-great funds if they can pass two important tests.

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Mutual Funds
October 2010

Round Out Your Collection of Bond Funds

Make Pimco Total Return the core of a bond portfolio and complement it with other funds.

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Mutual Funds
September 2010

Beware Mutual Funds' Shifting Styles

Market upheavals can quickly swing industries from growth to value and back again -- and knock your portfolio off balance.

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Mutual Funds
August 2010

Flex Funds Stumble

Funds with bolder allocation strategies are struggling because of the Greek financial crisis.

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Mutual Funds
July 2010

Funds for All Seasons

A few funds have managed to outpace their benchmarks in both rallies and selloffs.

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Mutual Funds
June 2010

The High Court on Fees

The ruling maintains the status quo, so investors should seek out low-cost funds and let fund companies that overcharge feel it in the pocketbook.

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Mutual Funds
May 2010

Get In While You Can

There's a lot to be said for a fund that doesn't hesitate to close to new investors.

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Mutual Funds
April 2010

Stock Jockeys Try Bonds

Fairholme and Third Avenue have new funds that venture into bonds.

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Mutual Funds
March 2010

Fidelity’s Unsung Heroes

I can think of three managers who may stick around and for whom I’m willing to stick out my neck.

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Mutual Funds
February 2010

Fund Fees on Trial

The most intriguing outcome would be a court ruling that puts downward pressure on fees.

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Mutual Funds
January 2010

Under-the-Radar Picks

These funds aren't hot performers. They are simply funds that have gradually built strong records.

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Mutual Funds
December 2009

Four Big Surprises

Some funds managed to perform well both this year and last, and others were stinkers both years.

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Mutual Funds
November 2009

Why Your Results Stink

Volatile funds push all the wrong emotional buttons. When they go way up, we get greedy and buy.

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