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Ryan Ermey

Staff Writer
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Ryan joined Kiplinger in the fall of 2013. He writes and fact-checks stories that appear in Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and on Kiplinger.com. He previously interned for the CBS Evening News investigative team and worked as a copy editor and features columnist at the GW Hatchet. He holds a BA in English and creative writing from George Washington University.

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Stock Watch
July 2018

3 Values in Consumer Staples Stocks

Beaten down by rising interest rates, these dividend-payers hold contrarian appeal.

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Kip Tips
July 2018

Disrupter Deal: Trade Stocks Commission-Free

There's no minimum to invest. Just sign up, link your bank account and enjoy the savings.

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Mutual Funds
July 2018

Is Your Actively Managed Fund Too Much Like an Index Fund?

A new measure can tell you whether you own a closet index fund -- and may be better off with an actual low-cost index fund.

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Fund Watch
July 2018

Bond Funds With Flexibility

Go-anywhere bond fund managers can pick and choose from a complete menu of income investments.

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Fund Watch
July 2018

Hodges Small Cap Fund Is Back on Track

After a few rough years, a small-cap fund rediscovers its mojo.

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Fund Watch
June 2018

This Short-Term Bond Fund Provides Protection From Rising Rates

Pimco Low Duration Income fund plays defense against rising rates and delivers a decent yield.

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Tax Tips
June 2018

Betting on Sports? You May Owe the IRS

Prepare to pay taxes on winnings.

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Fund Watch
May 2018

Fidelity Low-Priced Stock: A Good Eye for Bargains

Legendary manager Joel Tillinghast finds plenty of solid stocks for $35 per share or less.

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Stocks & Bonds
May 2018

How the Spotify IPO Broke the Rules

Look for other big companies to sell shares directly when they go public.

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2018

5 Great Funds to Protect Yourself in Down Markets

You don’t have to be Sir Isaac Newton to know that in investing, as in physics, what goes up must come down. If your portfolio is full of stock mutual funds that have launched into the stratosphere over ...

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Stocks & Bonds
April 2018

Investors Get New Details on CEO Pay

Companies must disclose how much CEOs earn versus the rank and file.

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Fund Watch
April 2018

Balanced Funds Help Investors Weather Stormy Markets

Vanguard Star Fund takes a big bite of bonds to provide some calm.

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Fund Watch
March 2018

Plumb Equity Fund Looks for Bargains in Large Growth Stocks

This small fund looks for big stocks with staying power.

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SLIDE SHOW
February 2018

Marijuana Stocks: Headed Higher?

The Green Rush may be upon us. Cannabis investment research firm ArcView estimates that legal North American marijuana sales hit more than $8 billion in 2017, up 22% from the year before. What’s more, ...

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Fund Watch
February 2018

Earn Up to 9% With These Closed-End Funds

Closed-end funds are complicated, but their yields make them worth a look.

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SLIDE SHOW
February 2018

4 Closed-End Funds with Sky-High Yields

With robust yields and share prices trading at a discount to the value of their investment portfolios, these four closed-end funds are worth exploring now. For more about how closed-end funds work (and ...

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Fund Watch
January 2018

Cash In on Tech Trends With Fidelity Select Technology Fund

This fund can be volatile, but patient investors have been rewarded.

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