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 21 Best Stocks to Buy for 2021
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Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

The 21 Best Stocks to Buy for 2021

Call it a comeback. Many of the best stocks to buy for 2021 are heavily tied to economic recovery prospects as the world fights back against COVID-19.
March 1, 2021
T. Rowe Price Financial Services Banks on a Turnaround
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Stock Market Today

T. Rowe Price Financial Services Banks on a Turnaround

This fund is a good way to bet on an economic rebound.
February 24, 2021
Earth-First Funds Are Soaring
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Markets

Earth-First Funds Are Soaring

Funds with sustainability in mind are super popular these days; these six are ready to deliver returns.
February 24, 2021
How Green Are Your Bonds?
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Becoming an Investor

How Green Are Your Bonds?

Fixed-income investors can make an environmental impact, too.
February 23, 2021
The 25 Best Low-Fee Mutual Funds You Can Buy
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mutual funds

The 25 Best Low-Fee Mutual Funds You Can Buy

The key to building wealth long-term is buying high-quality, low-cost mutual funds run by seasoned stock pickers. Here are our favorites: The Kiplinge…
January 29, 2021
6 Contrarian Stock Picks With Tons of Upside
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stocks

6 Contrarian Stock Picks With Tons of Upside

These companies are out of favor for one reason or another, but they could pay off for patient investors.
January 27, 2021
Kiplinger’s Mutual Fund Rankings, 2021
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Kip 25

Kiplinger’s Mutual Fund Rankings, 2021

In a volatile year, the best portfolios had plenty of opportunity to shine.
January 23, 2021
The 25 Best Low-Fee Mutual Funds You Can Buy
A blue and gold fountain pen and a pair of eyeglasses sit on top of a chart showing diverging trend in sales growth or stock market performance.Image is shot with a very shallow depth of fiel
mutual funds

The 25 Best Low-Fee Mutual Funds You Can Buy

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…
January 16, 2021
2021's Best Mutual Funds in 401(k) Retirement Plans
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2021's Best Mutual Funds in 401(k) Retirement Plans

A key to smart saving for retirement: spreading your portfolio across a few of the best mutual funds in your 401(k) plan. Here, we profile the top opt…
December 29, 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…
December 28, 2020
The Best American Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers
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mutual funds

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…
December 28, 2020
The Best T. Rowe Price Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers
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Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

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…
December 28, 2020
Kip 25 Update: Value Stocks Show Signs of Life
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mutual funds

Kip 25 Update: Value Stocks Show Signs of Life

Dodge & Cox Stock (DODGX) has been among the beneficiaries of a resurgence in value stocks in 2020's later innings.
December 27, 2020
Davenport Small Cap Focus (DSCPX) Clobbers the Broader Market
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mutual funds

Davenport Small Cap Focus (DSCPX) Clobbers the Broader Market

This small-cap stock fund has roughly doubled from its 2020 lows, but it has been delivering market-beating performance for far longer.
December 24, 2020
Anatomy of a Stock Trade: What Happens After You Click “Buy”
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Becoming an Investor

Anatomy of a Stock Trade: What Happens After You Click “Buy”

While trades are now commission-free to most consumers, a lot of money is still being made on penny-level differences in the process.
December 24, 2020
How to Find Yield With Emerging Market ETFs
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Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets

How to Find Yield With Emerging Market ETFs

Yield-hungry investors who are willing to take on extra risk should consider emerging-markets debt.
December 22, 2020
5 Stocks to Sell or Avoid for 2021
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Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

5 Stocks to Sell or Avoid for 2021

In investing, pruning is prudent. Here are five stocks to sell (or avoid if you're looking for new holdings) as the calendar flips to 2021.
December 16, 2020
The Best Vanguard Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers
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mutual funds

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 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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dividend stocks

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