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 Wall Street Journal Asia, 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 Wall Street Journal Asia. Kiplinger isn't Nellie's first foray into personal finance: She has also worked at SmartMoney (rising from fact-checker to senior writer), and she was a senior editor at Money.

The 21 Best Stocks to Buy for 2021
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.
June 17, 2021
Principal Healthcare Innovators: Earnings Not Wanted
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Becoming an Investor

Principal Healthcare Innovators: Earnings Not Wanted

This stock fund uses "counterintuitive" criteria to target small and midsize healthcare companies focused on innovation.
May 27, 2021
Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Keeps It Short and Sweet
Kip 25

Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Keeps It Short and Sweet

This member of the Kiplinger 25 focuses on debt with one- to five-year maturities, making it less sensitive to interest-rate shifts.
May 25, 2021
Investing in Space: How to Cash In on the Final Frontier
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Markets

Investing in Space: How to Cash In on the Final Frontier

Most space-themed investments are moonshots. Use our stock and fund picks to bet on space exploration.
May 25, 2021
American Century Small Cap Value (ASVIX) Joins Kip 25
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Kip 25

American Century Small Cap Value (ASVIX) Joins Kip 25

American Century's small-cap-focused ASVIX consistently delivers high returns with average risk, and bears little resemblance to its benchmark.
April 30, 2021
The Kip 25: The Best Low-Fee Mutual Funds
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mutual funds

The Kip 25: The Best Low-Fee Mutual Funds

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…
April 29, 2021
Kip ETF 20: The Best Cheap ETFs
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ETFs

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.
April 29, 2021
Ark Innovation ETF Delivers a Bumpy Ride
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ETFs

Ark Innovation ETF Delivers a Bumpy Ride

Some of the fund's growth stocks, including Tesla, suffered recently as investors turned toward value-priced shares.
April 28, 2021
Buffered ETFs Can Limit Your Losses
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Becoming an Investor

Buffered ETFs Can Limit Your Losses

The catch: You'll give up some gains in return.
April 28, 2021
Go Worldwide with T. Rowe Price Global Allocation
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Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets

Go Worldwide with T. Rowe Price Global Allocation

This one-stop fund provides instant diversification.
April 28, 2021
What to Make of Bitcoin
Becoming an Investor

What to Make of Bitcoin

The digital currency has delivered dizzying gains—and is just as volatile as ever.
March 26, 2021
How the Kiplinger 25 Fared in 2020
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Kip 25

How the Kiplinger 25 Fared in 2020

Our flock of actively managed funds survived a wild year and as a group delivered benchmark-beating gains.
March 24, 2021
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…
March 22, 2021
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…
March 9, 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
6 Contrarian Stock Picks With Tons of Upside
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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
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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 (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 30, 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 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