Kent Thune

Kent Thune

Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Kent Thune is a financial professional that helps individuals and businesses achieve their goals through a variety of delivery methods, including investment advice, fiduciary wealth management, financial planning and writing.

Kent is the owner of a registered investment advisory firm, Atlantic Capital Investments, LLC, and has provided investment advisory services for clients all around the U.S. since 1998. Since that time, Kent has successfully guided clients through three of the worst economic recessions in history.

In addition to his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) status, Kent also holds a masters degree in business administration (MBA).

Although he shares his best ideas with his clients, Kent has shared with readers his knowledge and experience with mutual funds, ETFs, capital markets, and global economies for more than 10 years. Kent’s work as a writer has been published at some of the world's most widely read websites, such as Kiplinger, Seeking Alpha, MarketWatch, The Motley Fool and Yahoo Finance.

You can follow Kent on LinkedIn, on Twitter at @ThinkersQuill, or at his blog, The Financial Philosopher.

5 Best Bond ETFs for 2022
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5 Best Bond ETFs for 2022

The bond market has struggled of late, but investors with a longer-term view should consider these bond ETFs to balance their portfolios.
April 11, 2022
5 Best Mutual Funds to Fight Inflation
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5 Best Mutual Funds to Fight Inflation

These five mutual funds cover a wide variety of asset classes, but they share a similar trait: They're effective hedges against inflation.
February 10, 2022
The 12 Best Vanguard Funds for 2022
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The 12 Best Vanguard Funds for 2022

The best Vanguard funds right now span numerous strategies tailor-made for 2022's major market themes: volatility, rising rates and inflation. They al…
February 1, 2022
The 7 Best Bond Funds for Retirement Savers in 2022
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The 7 Best Bond Funds for Retirement Savers in 2022

Fixed-income investors face a difficult path in 2022, but these seven bond funds can help minimize the impact of rising rates and inflation.
December 17, 2021
The 10 Best Schwab Funds for 2022
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The 10 Best Schwab Funds for 2022

Whether you're looking to build a core portfolio or position yourself for 2022, Schwab funds offer diversified exposure for a song.
December 11, 2021
3 Infrastructure ETFs to Harness the Spending Boom
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3 Infrastructure ETFs to Harness the Spending Boom

President Joe Biden has signed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law. These infrastructure ETFs should benefit as a result.
November 16, 2021
Vanguard Money Market Funds: What You Need to Know
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Vanguard Money Market Funds: What You Need to Know

Vanguard money market funds are a notable asset storage tool. Here, we break down what you need to know about the firm's six offerings.
June 9, 2021
4 Highly Rated Vanguard Dividend and Income Funds
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4 Highly Rated Vanguard Dividend and Income Funds

This quartet of Vanguard dividend and fixed-income funds earn high marks from CFRA. Better still: They can be had for a song.
March 23, 2021
Fidelity Magellan ETF (FMAG): A Legend at a Lower Cost
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Fidelity Magellan ETF (FMAG): A Legend at a Lower Cost

Fidelity recently turned its Magellan Fund and a few other strategies into actively managed ETFs, joining a growing trend in the fund arena.
March 11, 2021
2 Top-Tier T. Rowe Price Mutual Funds
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2 Top-Tier T. Rowe Price Mutual Funds

T. Rowe Price's mutual funds typically stand out among their peers, but these two selections provide elite equity and bond exposure for this point in …
February 24, 2021
The 7 Best Vanguard Index Funds for 2021
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The 7 Best Vanguard Index Funds for 2021

Vanguard index funds are among the cheapest, easiest solutions for investors looking for diversified core holdings. Here are seven top options.
January 25, 2021
The 11 Best Vanguard Funds for 2021
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The 11 Best Vanguard Funds for 2021

It'd be easy to put together a full 2021 gameplan using nothing but a mix of the best Vanguard funds. Here are 11 that stand out for the year to come.
January 7, 2021
The 7 Best Bond Funds for Retirement Savers in 2021
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The 7 Best Bond Funds for Retirement Savers in 2021

Fixed-income investors have a rocky hill to climb in 2021. These are seven of the best bond funds to buy for this tall task.
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10 Great Mutual Funds to Invest In for the Long Haul
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10 Great Mutual Funds to Invest In for the Long Haul

These top mutual funds to invest in for a long time horizon don't all have the same goals, but they share a number of advantages.
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5 Best Health Care Mutual Funds for the Long Run
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5 Best Health Care Mutual Funds for the Long Run

These five health care mutual funds offer up a one-two punch of both defensive properties and an ability to run with the bulls.
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