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.

Janus Henderson Global Equity Income Fund Hangs Tough
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Kip 25

Janus Henderson Global Equity Income Fund Hangs Tough

A focus on dividend payers and defensive stocks has kept the Janus Henderson Global Equity Income Fund afloat in a rough market.
June 23, 2022
Should You Prefer Preferred Stocks?
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ETFs

Should You Prefer Preferred Stocks?

Preferred stocks and preferred stock ETFs may serve as a steady hand for income investors in an uncertain market.
June 23, 2022
What You Need to Know About Mutual Fund Returns
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mutual funds

What You Need to Know About Mutual Fund Returns

A guide to the many ways these popular investments measure their performance.
May 26, 2022
Legg Mason Low Volatility High Dividend ETF (LVHD) Pays Off
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ETFs

Legg Mason Low Volatility High Dividend ETF (LVHD) Pays Off

Low-volatility funds like the Legg Mason Low Volatility High Dividend ETF have held up well during this year's market turbulence.
May 25, 2022
2022's Best Mutual Funds in 401(k) Retirement Plans
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mutual funds

2022's Best Mutual Funds in 401(k) Retirement Plans

A key to smart retirement saving: spreading your portfolio across a few of the best mutual funds in your 401(k) plan. Here are the 29 top options avai…
May 24, 2022
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 roughly a third of the 100 most popular 401(k) retirement products. We rank Vanguard's best actively managed funds, includi…
May 10, 2022
100 Most Popular Mutual Funds in 401(k) Retirement Accounts for 2022
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401(k)s

100 Most Popular Mutual Funds in 401(k) Retirement Accounts for 2022

These mutual funds have the most assets under management in 401(k) workplace retirement plans.
May 4, 2022
5 Stock Picks With Bulletproof Profit Margins
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stocks to buy

5 Stock Picks With Bulletproof Profit Margins

Companies that can squeeze a lot of blood from the revenue stone can flourish, even in tough times.
April 27, 2022
Ukraine War Takes Toll on Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK)
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Ukraine War Takes Toll on Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK)

Russia's invasion of the neighboring country is weighing on European stocks.
April 27, 2022
T. Rowe Price Small-Cap Value (PRSVX) Stands Out
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Kip 25

T. Rowe Price Small-Cap Value (PRSVX) Stands Out

In this turbulent market, value-priced, higher-quality small caps are holding up better than their fast-growing counterparts.
April 27, 2022
Kiplinger 25 Model Portfolios
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mutual funds

Kiplinger 25 Model Portfolios

Reach your investment goals with these plans using our favorite no-load mutual funds.
March 29, 2022
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…
March 25, 2022
Green ETFs and Mutual Funds for Growth Investors
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ESG

Green ETFs and Mutual Funds for Growth Investors

Environmental themes like renewable energy, electric vehicles and battery storage can be more enticing when pooled in funds.
February 25, 2022
5 Great Green Stocks Making a Direct Impact
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stocks

5 Great Green Stocks Making a Direct Impact

These green stocks are working on solutions to climate change and are good buys now.
February 25, 2022
5 'Blue Economy' Stocks and Funds
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ESG

5 'Blue Economy' Stocks and Funds

If you haven't heard of the "blue economy," it's time to familiarize yourself ... and consider some of the investments within this ecosystem.
February 25, 2022
Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Fund Gets Cautious
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mutual funds

Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Fund Gets Cautious

The fund's managers are weatherproofing the portfolio against expected volatility.
February 23, 2022
14 Robo Advisers: Which Is the Best for You?
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Financial Planning

14 Robo Advisers: Which Is the Best for You?

Robo advice is ready when and where you want it.
February 17, 2022
Primecap Odyssey Growth Has a Rough Year
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mutual funds

Primecap Odyssey Growth Has a Rough Year

The fund trailed the S&P by a wide margin, but over the long haul Primecap's managers have not disappointed shareholders.
January 26, 2022
New Leadership at One of Our Funds
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Kip 25

New Leadership at One of Our Funds

Vanguard recently announced that longtime manager Michael Reckmeyer will retire in June.
December 22, 2021
Time for Small Companies to Shine
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Becoming an Investor

Time for Small Companies to Shine

The environment is right for investing in small companies. These five managers divide and conquer the small-cap market.
December 22, 2021
India Is on a Tear
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Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets

India Is on a Tear

Massive modernization presents opportunities for investors.
December 21, 2021
Introducing Kiplinger’s New “ESG 20”
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Investing for Income

Introducing Kiplinger’s New “ESG 20”

Doing good and making money are no contradiction with these 15 stocks and five funds that ride the trend of socially conscious investing.
December 19, 2021
5 Stocks to Sell for 2022
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stocks to sell

5 Stocks to Sell for 2022

Sometimes, even good companies make for less-than-desirable investments. These five stocks look like Sells heading into 2022.
December 7, 2021
Wasatch Emerging Markets Small Cap Goes Its Own Way
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Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets

Wasatch Emerging Markets Small Cap Goes Its Own Way

This emerging-markets stock fund isn't afraid to stray from the pack.
November 24, 2021
New Ways to Invest in Bitcoin
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Becoming an Investor

New Ways to Invest in Bitcoin

ProShares Bitcoin Strategy and other ETFs offer an easier way to gain bitcoin exposure than buying the actual cryptocurrency.
November 24, 2021
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 13 actively managed mutual funds among the 100 most popular 401(k) offerings. We look at the best American Funds in that group … as…
November 12, 2021
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 enjoy a place among the nation's most popular 401(k) retirement products. Find out which ones are worth your invest…
November 4, 2021