Fund Watch

The Kiplinger investing team tracks the latest news and trends in mutual fund investing.

February 12, 2019

Schwab Program Nearly Doubles Commission-Free ETFs to 503 Funds

Schwab adds 246 funds to commission-free ETF OneSource program, brings iShares into the fold

See More On: ETFs

January 31, 2019

2019 Mutual Fund Guide: Profit from These Trends

Funds are lowering expense ratios — and more than ever are free. Here’s how to take advantage of this changing landscape.

See More On: Mutual Funds | Financial Planning

January 31, 2019

Adding Caution to the Kiplinger ETF 20

We've traded VanEck Vectors Fallen Angels High Yield for iShares Ultra Short-Term Bond to tamp down risk among our favorite exchange-traded funds.

See More On: ETFs | Mutual Funds

January 3, 2019

Smead Value Fund Focuses on the Long Term

This concentrated fund looks for a few high-quality stocks at bargain prices.

See More On: Mutual Funds | Stocks & Bonds

January 3, 2019

T. Rowe Price Fund Plays Defense With Small Caps

This member of the Kiplinger 25 — the collection of our favorite no-load mutual funds — has had a bumpy year, but managed to do a bit better than its benchmark.

See More On: Mutual Funds | Stocks & Bonds

December 13, 2018

The 5 Best Stock Funds for Retirement Savers in 2019

The key to picking actively managed funds for the year ahead: Think defense

See More On: Mutual Funds | 401(k)s | Dividends

November 29, 2018

Play Defense With Utilities Funds

After years in the cold, this sector is starting to heat up.

See More On: Mutual Funds | Stocks & Bonds

November 29, 2018

Fidelity Strategic Income Bets on U.S. Economic Growth

This member of the Kiplinger 25, the collection of our favorite no-load mutual funds, balances government bonds and high-grade corporates with higher-yielding picks to beat its benchmark.

See More On: Kip 25 | Mutual Funds

November 19, 2018

Vanguard Index Funds’ Fees Are Going Even Lower

Owners of Vanguard index funds’ Investor class shares to be moved into Admiral class

See More On: Index Funds | IRAs | Kip 25

November 1, 2018

Merger Fund Takes the Stress Out of Market Swings

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

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November 1, 2018

4 Funds Worth Making the Extra Effort to Buy

These members of the Kiplinger 25, the collection of our favorite no-load mutual funds, require new investors to jump some hurdles in order to buy initial shares — but we think you should endure the hassle.

See More On: Kip 25 | Mutual Funds

October 30, 2018

100 Most Popular Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savings

These mutual funds have the most assets under management in 401(k) workplace retirement plans.

See More On: 401(k)s | Saving for Retirement

October 12, 2018

Low-Volatility ETFs Are Doing Their Job

These funds made a stomach-churning week easier to swallow

See More On: ETFs

October 4, 2018

Sit Tax-Free Income Bets on Housing Bonds

This fund looks for undervalued corners of the muni market.

See More On: Mutual Funds | Stocks & Bonds

October 4, 2018

Wasatch Small Cap Value Joins Kiplinger 25

Newly inducted to the collection of our favorite no-load mutual funds, this small-company fund scoops up high-quality picks when their prices dip.

See More On: Kip 25 | Mutual Funds

August 30, 2018

Don't Bail on Foreign Stocks

The downturn among foreign stocks has affected the foreign-stock funds in the Kiplinger 25, but they still deserve a place in your portfolio.

See More On: Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets | Kip 25 | Mutual Funds

August 30, 2018

Fidelity Select Health Care Portfolio Has a Promising Prognosis

This fund seeks a healthy balance between risk and return.

See More On: Mutual Funds | Health Care & Insurance

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