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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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Fund Watch
November 2018

Merger Fund Takes the Stress Out of Market Swings

This market-neutral fund delivers consistent returns despite market volatility.

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Stocks & Bonds
November 2018

3 Best Stocks for an Old Bull

Wring all the gains you can out of an aging bull market with stocks that balance growth and yield.

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Fund Watch
October 2018

Sit Tax-Free Income Bets on Housing Bonds

This fund looks for undervalued corners of the muni market.

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Stocks & Bonds
October 2018

Is President Trump Right About Why Quarterly Earnings Reports Are Wrong?

Requiring companies to post results too often may discourage long-term investment, but requiring them to report too little can leave investors in the dark for too long.

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Stocks & Bonds
October 2018

Investing Fees Keep Falling

JPMorgan Chase drops some stock and ETF commissions.

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SLIDE SHOW
September 2018

5 Signs to Watch for a Stock Market Peak

It’s no secret that the current bull market and economic expansion are getting long in the tooth. Eventually, the market will turn bearish, and history tells us that we’re likely to see a recesssion ...

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Mutual Funds
August 2018

Fidelity Debuts No-Fee Mutual Funds

When it comes to saving on fees, you can’t do better than zero. But Fidelity’s offerings do come with a catch.

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Markets
August 2018

5 Stock Market Signs to Watch

These indicators can warn you when a peak is on the horizon.

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2018

Best Online Brokers, 2018

As the world of online brokers continues to evolve, it has become increasingly difficult for firms to stand apart from one another. In this year's ranking, TD Ameritrade beat Charles Schwab by less than ...

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2018

Most Overlooked Broker Perks

It’s hard to go wrong choosing an online brokerage these days. Just about all of the firms in our recent broker ranking allow investors to trade stocks, bonds, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds ...

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Financial Planning
August 2018

The Best Online Brokers, 2018

Top contenders in this year’s rankings finish in a dead heat.

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Millennial Money
August 2018

Why You Need to Invest in Funds Before Stocks

When you're just starting out with investing, you first need to build a diversified core before betting on individual stocks.

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Stocks & Bonds
August 2018

A Sector Redo Shuffles Stocks

Some of the market's biggest names are on the move, dealing a new hand to index funds that invest in these corners of the market.

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Stocks & Bonds
August 2018

Value Vs. Growth Stocks -- Which Will Come Out on Top?

Investors have shunned bargain-priced stocks in favor of fast growers for years. Is value due for a comeback?

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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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