Katy Marquardt

Staff Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Go for the Green
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Go for the Green

The managers of Winslow Green Growth fund look for big profits in small, eco-friendly firms.
February 20, 2014
Three Solid Rising-Dividend Funds
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Three Solid Rising-Dividend Funds

These funds invest in strong, steadily growing companies and are a good choice if you'd rather let a pro pick your dividend stocks.
November 15, 2013
Best of the New Funds
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Best of the New Funds

With experienced managers in charge, you needn't sweat the lack of track records.
April 4, 2008
Wild and Seriously Wacky ETFs
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Wild and Seriously Wacky ETFs

The latest exchange-traded funds track some exotic indexes.
April 3, 2008
Best Online-Broker Deals for Fund Investors
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Best Online-Broker Deals for Fund Investors

Many rate highly, but Siebert and Fidelity are our top picks because of selection, tools and fees.
March 31, 2008
Four Funds That Match Safety With Growth
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Four Funds That Match Safety With Growth

These are designed to weather a turbulent market.
March 7, 2008
Build Your Perfect Portfolio
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Build Your Perfect Portfolio

With the proper mix, your combined investments will be less risky and tailored to meet your goals.
February 18, 2008
The Wait Is Over. Blue Chips Are Back
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The Wait Is Over. Blue Chips Are Back

Three impressive ways to benefit from the revival of large, growing companies. By Katy Marquardt
November 28, 2007
Steady Income
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Steady Income

New products from Fidelity and Vanguard address a vexing retiree problem.
November 28, 2007
Four Low-Risk Mutual Funds
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Four Low-Risk Mutual Funds

These picks are built to avoid catastrophic losses but are capable of rewarding shareholders over the long term.
October 31, 2007
Fidelity Growth Discovery Soars
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Fidelity Growth Discovery Soars

This fund has taken off since it gained a new manager and new strategy earlier this year.
October 29, 2007
Will Starbucks Perk Up?
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Will Starbucks Perk Up?

The coffee chain has big plans for expansion, but growing pains are hurting its shares. The slump in its stock price could be a buying opportunity, th…
October 21, 2007
Five Green Up-And-Comers
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Five Green Up-And-Comers

These small companies are a bit speculative, but they could someday grow into green giants.
October 18, 2007
15 Stocks for Shelter in a Stormy Market
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15 Stocks for Shelter in a Stormy Market

Ride out turbulence with these high-quality, low-risk investments.
October 16, 2007
A New Breed of Retirement Fund
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A New Breed of Retirement Fund

The latest offerings from Fidelity and Vanguard will give investors the opportunity to collect a monthly payout while their assets continue to grow.
October 8, 2007
Bold Bets That Pay Off
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Bold Bets That Pay Off

Jordan Opportunity makes a fast break from the starting gate.
October 3, 2007
All-Star Fund is Back
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All-Star Fund is Back

Masters' Select International reopens to new investors.
October 3, 2007
Excelsior Under New Management
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Excelsior Under New Management

Value & Restructuring, as well as the 35 other Excelsior funds, are still commission-free despite being sold to an adviser that levies sales charg…
October 2, 2007
Champlain Small Company Closing Its Doors
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Champlain Small Company Closing Its Doors

This Kiplinger 25 fund won't be open to new investors soon.
September 28, 2007
Extensive Research at New River Small Cap
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Extensive Research at New River Small Cap

The managers of this fund will travel across the world to investigate a company before adding it to their holdings.
September 20, 2007
Janus Twenty in New, Steady Hands
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Janus Twenty in New, Steady Hands

Don't expect big changes as Ron Sachs takes over the reigns of this fund from Scott Schoelzel.
September 17, 2007
A New Opportunity With Masters International
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A New Opportunity With Masters International

With a stable of well-regarded money managers, this top performer has opened up its doors again.
September 14, 2007
Winning Over and Over and Over
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Winning Over and Over and Over

These mutual funds take the trophy for consistent results over the long haul.
September 12, 2007
Tweedy, Browne's New Fund
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Tweedy, Browne's New Fund

Worldwide High Dividend Yield Value offers investors several reasons to be optimistic its prospects.
September 11, 2007
Best Online Brokers for Fund Investors
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Best Online Brokers for Fund Investors

Siebert and Fidelity stand out from the crowd.
August 31, 2007
Five More Funds for Tough Times
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Five More Funds for Tough Times

The market volatility isn't over yet. So here are funds that will offer a smoother ride.
August 17, 2007
Find Refuge in Telephone Stocks
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Find Refuge in Telephone Stocks

Thanks to positive analyst comments, Qwest shares rose even as the Dow fell.
August 14, 2007