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Manuel Schiffres

Manuel Schiffres

Executive Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Mutual Fund Rankings, 2017
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Mutual Fund Rankings, 2017

Despite a host of concerns, stocks shine, with small caps leading the way.
November 8, 2017
It’s Time to Add Apple to the Dow
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It’s Time to Add Apple to the Dow

There’s no good excuse for keeping America’s biggest company out of the iconic industrial average.
March 21, 2017
Mutual Fund Rankings, 2016
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Mutual Fund Rankings, 2016

Not one domestic stock fund category finishes 2015 in the black.
January 24, 2017
A Long-Term Case for Stocks
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A Long-Term Case for Stocks

Downturns, often nasty ones, come with the territory.
March 7, 2016
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How to Prepare for the Next Bear Market
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How to Prepare for the Next Bear Market

Stock corrections are inevitable, but there are ways to minimize the impact.
August 21, 2015
Mutual Fund Rankings, 2015
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Mutual Fund Rankings, 2015

Mutual funds loaded with health care stocks rise to the top of our annual rankings.
August 3, 2015
How to Pick the Best S&P 500 Dividend Stocks
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How to Pick the Best S&P 500 Dividend Stocks

The index is home to multiple companies with attractive yields.
June 15, 2015
How to Survive the Next Stock Market Correction
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How to Survive the Next Stock Market Correction

The secret to keeping your investment portfolio intact during a big sell-off is planning ahead and avoiding panic.
February 20, 2015
The 20 Top-Performing ETFs -- and Why You Shouldn't Buy Them
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The 20 Top-Performing ETFs -- and Why You Shouldn't Buy Them

The winners list is filled with all sorts of funds that most of us have no business owning.
December 3, 2014
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Why Stocks Keep Plunging and What to Do Now
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Why Stocks Keep Plunging and What to Do Now

The news is glum on several fronts, but the prospects for a recession remain slim. It’s important to stick with your plan.
October 21, 2014
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Mutual Fund Rankings, 2014
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Mutual Fund Rankings, 2014

Stock funds shine again in our annual rankings of top-performing mutual funds.
August 4, 2014
Mutual Fund Rankings, 2013
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Mutual Fund Rankings, 2013

U.S. stock funds lead our annual rankings of top-performing mutual funds in 11 categories.
August 6, 2013
Stay the Course During Market Volatility
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Stay the Course During Market Volatility

Don’t allow recent financial market gyrations to buffalo you into making too-hasty moves.
June 21, 2013
Lesson From the Crash of 1987: Buy-and-Hold Investing Works
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Lesson From the Crash of 1987: Buy-and-Hold Investing Works

Had you bought into the stock market immediately before Black Monday, you'd still have earned nearly 9% a year along the way.
October 19, 2012
Insights for Investors from the 2012 Morningstar Conference
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Insights for Investors from the 2012 Morningstar Conference

Editor Manny Schiffres shares his notes from the annual gathering of investment advisers, fund managers and other investing fanatics.
June 22, 2012
Bye Bye, Bear Market
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Bye Bye, Bear Market

Outsize three-year mutual fund returns are no longer dragged down by the 2008 stock market crash.
April 11, 2012
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Kiplinger's Stock Market Update
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Kiplinger's Stock Market Update

We're raising our forecast for 2012 gains, but there are plenty of risks.
March 30, 2012
SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro: Make the Markets Fair
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SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro: Make the Markets Fair

In an interview with Kiplinger editors, Uncle Sam’s top securities cop discusses what her agency is doing -- or would like to do -- about money-market…
March 16, 2012
Artisan's Yockey Sees a Better Year for Foreign Stocks
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Artisan's Yockey Sees a Better Year for Foreign Stocks

The veteran manager of Artisan International is loading his fund with multinational companies that benefit from growing wealth in Asia.
January 22, 2012
A Strange 2011 for the Kiplinger 25
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A Strange 2011 for the Kiplinger 25

Our favorite no-load fund picks included a few winners, but most of our domestic stock funds delivered returns in a narrow range that trailed the mark…
January 3, 2012
Listen to Your Portfolio
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Listen to Your Portfolio

A top strategist says to tune out market prognosticators and let moves in your holdings guide your decisions.
January 1, 2012
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Dodge & Cox Sticks with Its Strategy
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Dodge & Cox Sticks with Its Strategy

Despite a few recent hard years at Dodge & Cox, the Kiplinger 25 funds' managers remain confident in their long-term approach.
December 14, 2011
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Why Apple Without Steve Jobs Is Still a Buy
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Why Apple Without Steve Jobs Is Still a Buy

Even after the visionary's passing, the stock is extraordinarily cheap for a company that has produced such dazzling results.
October 6, 2011
The Eclectic Strategy of a Winning Fund Manager
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The Eclectic Strategy of a Winning Fund Manager

Steve Romick, manager of FPA Crescent, shares his approach to investing, top stock picks, thoughts on the economy and more.
September 9, 2011
Amazing Apple
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Amazing Apple

The company continues its rapid growth, but its shares remain relatively cheap.
August 25, 2011
Kiplinger 25 Funds Run Up with the Bull Market
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Kiplinger 25 Funds Run Up with the Bull Market

Our favorite no-load, stock mutual funds give a stellar performance in the two years since the market's bottom in March 2009.
February 26, 2011
7 Risks That Can Sink Your Bonds
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7 Risks That Can Sink Your Bonds

Before investing in a bond fund, know what could dampen your results.
February 7, 2011