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The key to picking actively managed funds for the year ahead: Think defense
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The warning signs are all there, and so are the headwinds
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If you’ve built a solid portfolio of funds, the last thing you want to do is tear it apart and build a new one simply because the stock market is doing one of its periodic swan dives.
But that doesn’t ...
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Divided control of Congress, White House, has historically led to poor returns
The past 10 years make it look too easy to make money in stocks. Here’s how to prepare for worse times.
Vanguard funds have become synonymous with index investing. But if you limit yourself to the firm’s passive strategies, you’ll miss some gems. Indeed, Vanguard fund managers actually invest more of ...
The immediate fixed annuity offers guaranteed lifetime income
Let’s put the S&P 500’s P/E ratios under a magnifying glass.
Rising interest rates and the decline of shopping malls have weighed on real estate investment trusts (REITs) over the past few years. The good news is that many REITs – special tax-advantaged businesses ...
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One of the best things you can do is get out of your own way.
Want to beat the market? Academic work for decades has pointed the way: Invest in value stocks — stocks that are cheap relative to their earnings, cash flow or assets.
Since 1940, value stocks have ...
The president's Twitter activity can certainly cause short-term market swings, but other factors are far more influential
Sticking with stocks has always been a struggle. Nine years into a bull market, it still is.
Investors are flocking to target-date retirement funds. These funds, which often are the default option in workplace 401(k) plans, received $70 billion in net inflows last year, bringing their total assets ...
Emerging-markets funds are on fire. Over the past 12 months through April 18, the MSCI Emerging Markets index has returned 27.1%. That’s 7.6 percentage points more than the MSCI EAFE index of developed ...
Some investors have given up on actively managed stock funds in recent years, instead turning to dirt-cheap index funds that passively track a benchmark. Index funds can get the job done. But the record ...
A crash in this and other cryptocurrencies is inevitable.