Fund Watch

The Kiplinger investing team tracks the latest news and trends in mutual fund investing.

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, November 2017

The Stodgy Vanguard Wellington Fund Still Delights Investors

Wellington, a balanced fund, is almost 100 years old.

See More On: Kip 25 | Mutual Funds

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, September 2017

5 Super Low-Cost ETFs

Our choices aim to beat traditional benchmarks.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, September 2017

Cashing In on Fast-Growing Small Caps

This fund’s goal: Invest in firms that can generate annual earnings gains of at least 15%.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, September 2017

What Happens to Your Target-Date Fund When You Hit Retirement Age

Target-date funds employ one of two basic asset-allocation strategies once you reach retirement age. Here’s why that matters.

See More On: Mutual Funds | Wealth Management

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, September 2017

A Slow Year for Mairs & Power Growth Fund

Going light on tech meant missing the sector's big runup.

See More On: Kip 25 | Mutual Funds

From Kiplinger's Retirement Report, July 2017

Active Bond Funds on a Winning Streak

Active bond funds have an edge over stock-focused peers.

See More On: Mutual Funds | Making Your Money Last | Markets

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, August 2017

3 Mutual Funds to Play the Recovery in European Stocks

Corporate earnings and European economies are improving, and the stocks are cheap.

See More On: Economic Forecasts | Stocks & Bonds

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, August 2017

Oakmark International Finds Bargains in European Stocks

A new fund joined the Kip 25 in July 2017, bringing in bargains from across the pond.

See More On: Kip 25 | Mutual Funds

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2017

This Socially Responsible Mutual Fund Offers Low Fees, Low Minimums, Big Returns

A young fund that practices socially responsible investing climbs the one-year chart.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2017

Large-Cap Growth Stocks Are Back

With T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth, a long-term view will be rewarded.

See More On: Kip 25 | Mutual Funds | Stocks & Bonds

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2017

Invest on the Cheap With Commission-Free ETFs

Expense ratios are being slashed by top providers.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2017

4 Great Mutual Funds to Earn 1% - 5% on Municipal Bonds

If you make a lot of money and live in a high-tax state, municipal bonds can be magic.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Saving for Retirement

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2017

This Financial Fund Is Heating Up

Talk of tax reform and regulatory relief is among the factors drawing investors to banks.

See More On: ETFs | Budgeting

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2017

5 Great Funds to Earn 3% - 5% on High-Yield Bonds and Bank Loans

When economic times are good, junk bonds deliver big yields.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2017

3 Great Closed-End Funds to Earn 7% - 9%

The trick to these investments is to buy in when they trade below the underlying net asset value of their holdings.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2017

3 Great Funds to Earn 3% - 6% on Foreign Bonds

Hedge your rate risk by going with overseas issuers.

See More On: Mutual Funds | Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets | Stocks & Bonds

April 7, 2017

The Trouble with Target-Date Funds in Retirement

They may not make sense once you're past the target date.

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