Nellie S. Huang

Nellie S. Huang

Senior Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Nellie joined Kiplinger in August 2011 after a seven-year stint in Hong Kong. There, she worked for the where as lifestyle editor, she launched and edited Scene Asia, an online guide to food, wine, entertainment and the arts in Asia. Prior to that, she was an editor at Weekend Journal, the Friday lifestyle section of the Kiplinger isn't Nellie's first foray into personal finance: She has also worked at (rising from fact-checker to senior writer), and she was a senior editor at
The Best T. Rowe Price Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers
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The Best T. Rowe Price Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers

A dozen T. Rowe Price mutual funds also have a place among the nation's most popular 401(k) retirement products. Find out which funds belong in your r…
November 27, 2020
The Best Fidelity Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers
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Investing for Income

The Best Fidelity Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers

Fidelity funds are renowned for their managers' stock-picking prowess. We rate Fidelity's best actively managed funds that are popular in 401(k) plans…
November 27, 2020
The Best Vanguard Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers
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The Best Vanguard Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers

Vanguard funds account for a third of the 100 most popular 401(k) retirement products. We rank Vanguard's best actively managed funds, including its t…
November 27, 2020
The Best American Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers
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The Best American Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers

American Funds has 14 actively managed mutual funds among the 100 most popular 401(k) offerings. We look at the Best American Funds in that group, and…
November 27, 2020
The ABCs of Yields
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Becoming an Investor

The ABCs of Yields

What the number in front of the percentage sign really means.
November 25, 2020
BCSVX: A Foreign Fund With Flair
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Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets

BCSVX: A Foreign Fund With Flair

Brown Capital Management International Small Company's team of managers identifies exceptional growth companies.
November 24, 2020
Parnassus Mid Cap’s Bets on Industrials and Tech Take Off
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Kip 25

Parnassus Mid Cap’s Bets on Industrials and Tech Take Off

This member of the Kiplinger 25 gained 9.5% over the past 12 months, beating 76% of its peers.
November 24, 2020
Build a Bond Ladder
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Financial Planning

Build a Bond Ladder

Exchange-traded funds give a new twist to an old technique to navigate a tricky market and manage cash flow.
November 23, 2020
The Kiplinger Dividend 15
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The Kiplinger Dividend 15

These 15 dividend stock picks, satisfying income investing needs of every kind, held their heads up in a rough year.
November 5, 2020
5 Funds Ready to Make Gains on a Weak Dollar
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Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets

5 Funds Ready to Make Gains on a Weak Dollar

Moves in the dollar can affect your port­folio in surprising ways. These funds are poised to benefit from what's expected to be a persistent decline f…
October 30, 2020
Stocks to Invest In for a Weaker Dollar
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Becoming an Investor

Stocks to Invest In for a Weaker Dollar

The greenback is fading—but that doesn’t mean your portfolio has to.
October 30, 2020
Vanguard High-Yield Corporate Delivers the Cash
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Kip 25

Vanguard High-Yield Corporate Delivers the Cash

It favors the highest-quality junk bonds, which fared much better over the past year than lower-quality debt.
October 21, 2020
Our ESG Pick Rocks: MSCI USA ESG Select
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Markets

Our ESG Pick Rocks: MSCI USA ESG Select

This member of the Kiplinger ETF 20 held up better than the broad market during the recent bear-market sell-off, and the fund has rebounded faster, to…
October 20, 2020
The 100 Most Popular Mutual Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savings
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The 100 Most Popular Mutual Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savings

These funds have the most assets under management in 401(k) workplace retirement plans
October 9, 2020
16 Best Sector Funds to Invest in Now
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16 Best Sector Funds to Invest in Now

Jump on a trend or fine-tune your portfolio strategy with these targeted industry plays.
October 1, 2020
Janus Henderson Global Equity Income (HFQTX) Joins the Kip 25
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Janus Henderson Global Equity Income (HFQTX) Joins the Kip 25

HFQTX's investments in dividend payers have helped it hold up better than its foreign-value peers.
September 30, 2020
The 25 Best Low-Fee Mutual Funds to Buy in 2020
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The 25 Best Low-Fee Mutual Funds to Buy in 2020

The key to building wealth long-term is buying high-quality (but low-fee) mutual funds run by seasoned stock pickers who have skin in the game. Here a…
September 29, 2020
Best Bond Funds for Every Need
Investing for Income

Best Bond Funds for Every Need

In a changing market, it’s important to remember why we hold bonds in the first place.
September 15, 2020
How to Build a Bond Portfolio
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How to Build a Bond Portfolio

No single bond (or even bond fund) can do it all. We'll help you match your goals with appropriate fixed-income picks.
August 27, 2020
Baron Emerging Markets Snaps Back
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Baron Emerging Markets Snaps Back

Few expected a post-COVID rally in emerging-markets stocks, in part because of a belief that developing countries wouldn’t cope well with the pandemic…
August 19, 2020
Kip ETF 20: The Best Cheap ETFs
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Kip ETF 20: The Best Cheap ETFs

You can build a solid core for your portfolio and explore new opportunities with our favorite low-cost exchange-traded funds.
July 28, 2020
Oakmark International Disappoints Us
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Oakmark International Disappoints Us

When this fund is good, it shines relative to peers, but when it is bad, it fares far worse.
July 23, 2020
Four Changes to the Kiplinger ETF 20
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Four Changes to the Kiplinger ETF 20

Low-volatility strategies disappointed, leading to four changes in the lineup.
July 23, 2020
10 Stocks to Invest in the Health Care Revolution
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10 Stocks to Invest in the Health Care Revolution

These companies are fighting disease and improving our standard of care.
July 4, 2020
A Mid-Cap Fund With Big Gains
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A Mid-Cap Fund With Big Gains

The fund’s best performers over the past year were software firms.
June 24, 2020
Vanguard Target Retirement 2030 Keeps Its Eye on the Prize
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Vanguard Target Retirement 2030 Keeps Its Eye on the Prize

With these retirement-focused funds, staying put is the best strategy.
June 5, 2020
Amplify Online Retail: A Bet on How We Will Shop
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Amplify Online Retail: A Bet on How We Will Shop

This ETF invests in fast-growing internet retailers around the world.
June 5, 2020