Fund Watch

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, May 2017

MFS Utilities: Not Your Average Utility Fund

This fund’s veteran manager also invests in cable stocks and energy partnerships.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, May 2017

How The Kip 25 Funds Performed

Our favorite low-fee mutual funds rely on managers with their own money invested alongside yours.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, May 2017

2 Great New Mutual Funds for the Kip 25

We turn to offerings from Primecap and T. Rowe Price to tweak our no-load lineup.

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Updated March 11, 2017

Is a Bitcoin ETF a Good Investment?

Main Street investors will need to wait longer to find out after the SEC rejects the proposed exchange-traded fund.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, April 2017

Harding Loevner Delivers Two Winning Foreign-Stock Funds

Both focus on firms with above-average growth and shareholder-friendly execs.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, April 2017

Vanguard Health Care Hit Hard by Politics

This Kiplinger 25 fund is looking to get back on track with firms that push innovation.

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February 14, 2017

Should You Invest in Actively Managed or Index Funds?

Low-cost index funds tend to outperform most actively managed funds over time. One smart solution: Strike a balance between the two.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, March 2017

Why This REIT Is the Only Real-Estate Fund to Crack the Kiplinger ETF 20

We say goodbye to iShares U.S. Preferred Stock and hello to Schwab U.S. REIT.

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