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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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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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Millennial Money
December 2017

Start Investing Now? Uh, Yeah

Take advantage of one of your greatest assets: time.

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Fund Watch
December 2017

A Mutual Fund That Invests in China's Growth

Managers at Matthews China wait for reasonable prices before they buy.

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Investor Psychology
December 2017

How to Be a Smarter Investor

Don't overreact to new information, and don't let your biases impair your decisions.

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Fund Watch
November 2017

Scout Mid Cap Fund Hits the Market Sweet Spot

The managers of Scout Mid Cap aren’t afraid to make big sector bets.

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SLIDE SHOW
October 2017

5 Stocks the Bull Market Left Behind

Looking back over the bull market that began in March 2009, stock investors should be clinking their proverbial glasses. Since the bull began, the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index has returned an annualized ...

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2017

5 Stocks to Cash In on Cloud Computing

You’ve no doubt heard about the awesome and ubiquitous power of the “cloud.” It seems straightforward. You take everything on your computer, upload it to the cloud, and–poof!–you can access your ...

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Fund Watch
August 2017

Cashing In on Fast-Growing Small Caps

This fund’s goal: Invest in firms that can generate annual earnings gains of at least 15%.

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Stock Watch
July 2017

The Best Stock in New York: Intercept Pharmaceuticals

We analyzed publicly traded companies based in the Empire State to identify the best stock in New York to buy now.

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