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Best Online Brokers, 2021
Becoming an Investor

Best Online Brokers, 2021

With new traders flocking to the market, can firms keep up? We test how well they serve clients of all stripes.
August 27, 2021
Our Small-Cap Funds Take Different Paths
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Our Small-Cap Funds Take Different Paths

Not all pockets of the small-cap world have fared well recently, with value-priced stocks the biggest winners.
August 27, 2021
The Truth About Index Funds
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The Truth About Index Funds

You may think you're diversified by buying an S&P 500 Index fund, but you're making a substantial wager on a handful of stocks.
August 27, 2021
6 Beautifully Boring Dividend Stocks
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6 Beautifully Boring Dividend Stocks

Instead of popular but volatile stocks, owning under-the-radar defensive gems will let you sleep at night.
August 27, 2021
Check Out Your Stock's ESG Report Card
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Check Out Your Stock's ESG Report Card

A sustainability report offers insights into progress toward environmental, social and corporate governance goals.
August 27, 2021

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China Shares Still Hold Promise
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China Shares Still Hold Promise

The outlook for profit growth is strong, but the shares are cheap.
August 26, 2021
A Fund for Betting on Infrastructure
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A Fund for Betting on Infrastructure

The SPDR S&P Kensho Intelligent Structures ETF invests in both industrials firms and new technologies for clean energy.
August 26, 2021
Should You Invest in Crypto?
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Should You Invest in Crypto?

Before you put any money into cryptocurrencies, establish a core portfolio in line with your investing goals.
August 25, 2021
Penny Stocks: Why You Should Always Stay Away
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Penny Stocks: Why You Should Always Stay Away

With the exception of some large foreign firms, investors should generally avoid stocks that trade over-the-counter.
August 18, 2021
Readers Find Some Weird Winners
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Readers Find Some Weird Winners

Most of the time, I find flaws in offbeat investments with high distributions. But sometimes oddities have their day of glory.
July 30, 2021
I Still Like the Trillion-Dollar Stocks
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I Still Like the Trillion-Dollar Stocks

Unlike the highfliers of the late 1990s, these trillionaires make tons of money.
July 29, 2021
How to Play the High-Yield Rally
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How to Play the High-Yield Rally

Junk bonds have been on a tear, so this fund has shifted to defense.
July 29, 2021
How to Profit From ETFs
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How to Profit From ETFs

Exchange-traded funds aren’t new, but they’re still red-hot. Here’s a detailed look at why you should consider these investment vehicles, for both you…
July 29, 2021
Make a Shopping List for Stocks
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Make a Shopping List for Stocks

Identifying candidates to buy before a market sell-off can help you execute a buy-the-dip plan.
July 29, 2021
Shield Your Portfolio From Inflation
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Shield Your Portfolio From Inflation

Use our picks to hedge against rising prices that can eat into your investment returns.
July 27, 2021
Lessons from Top Investing Gurus
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Lessons from Top Investing Gurus

Take a master class from some of Wall Street’s best.
June 28, 2021
The Tax-Exempt Train Rolls On
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The Tax-Exempt Train Rolls On

A powerful force is propping up munis in 2021: U.S. prosperity.
June 25, 2021
Know When to Sell a Stock
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Know When to Sell a Stock

The decision to sell isn't easy. Use our guide whether you're taking profits or tossing a loser.
June 25, 2021
A Comeback for Dividends
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A Comeback for Dividends

The biggest hikes in the Kiplinger Dividend 15 were 10% increases from Home Depot and Procter & Gamble.
June 24, 2021
Healthcare Stocks Are Bargains Now
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Healthcare Stocks Are Bargains Now

Healthcare shares are about as cheap as they have been in 40 years, yet expectations for earnings growth are strong.
June 24, 2021
Buy Low, Sell High with Invesco S&P SmallCap 600 Revenue ETF
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Buy Low, Sell High with Invesco S&P SmallCap 600 Revenue ETF

Consumer discretionary companies – makers of nonessential consumer goods and services – compose 27% of the fund's assets.
June 24, 2021
Bank-Loan Funds Are in a Sweet Spot
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Bank-Loan Funds Are in a Sweet Spot

They do well when rates are rising and the economy is strong.
June 24, 2021
Perils and Profits of Cannabis Investing with Matt Hawkins
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Perils and Profits of Cannabis Investing with Matt Hawkins

A rapidly evolving legal landscape is keeping cannabis investors on their toes. We talk to private-equity investor Matt Hawkins, who has long experien…
June 2, 2021
Yes, You Can Have Too Much Cash
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Yes, You Can Have Too Much Cash

A sizable hoard is comforting but could crimp long-term portfolio gains.
May 27, 2021
Principal Healthcare Innovators: Earnings Not Wanted
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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