Fund Watch

Fund Watch

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

January 30, 2020

Is a Debt Bomb Ticking?

Corporations have amassed a ton of debt. Protect yourself with these funds and ETFs.

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January 30, 2020

Health Care ETF Finishes Strong

Despite Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Health Care ETF lagging the S&P 500 most of the year, it still finished out 2019 up more than 20%.

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January 30, 2020

A Good Year for Most of the Kip 25 Funds

More winners than losers among our favorite low-cost mutual funds.

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December 27, 2019

AMG TimesSquare International Small Cap’s Turnaround

Two of the fund’s biggest losers became its biggest winners in 2019.

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December 27, 2019

Hoya Capital Housing (HOMZ): A Well-Built ETF

This fund invests in all aspects of the real estate market.

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December 27, 2019

Vanguard High-Yield Tax-Exempt: Don’t Call It Junk

Despite its name, this muni bond fund is keeping an eye on risk.

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November 27, 2019

Fidelity Advisor Strategic Income Invests in a Tepid Economy

The fund has evolved a bit over time, and is positioned to do well in a moderately growing U.S. economy.

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November 27, 2019

Wasatch Ultra Growth Targets Industry Disruptors

This fund invests in small firms intent on wiping out the competition.

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October 31, 2019

Why Inflation Is All But Dead

And why your portfolio should be protected against it anyway

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November 1, 2019

Buy Mid Caps on the Cheap

In spite of a rocky 12 months, mid-cap stocks are in a market sweet spot. And investors should consider snapping them up.

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November 1, 2019

American Century Equity Income Focuses on Value

This fund chooses high-quality but overlooked stocks.

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November 1, 2019

Wasatch Small Cap Value Holds Its Head Up

Wasatch Small Cap Value smashes both the Russell 2000 and S&P 500, even as small-company stocks have experienced more turbulence.

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October 3, 2019

For This Stock Fund, a Focused Approach Pays Off

This young fund has bet big on tech and industrial companies.

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October 3, 2019

Kiplinger 25 Update: Tepid Gains in a Hot Bond Rally

Jeffrey Gundlach says DoubleLine Total Return Bond has done well so far, but falling rates are causing slight bumps in the road.

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October 3, 2019

Contrarian Funds: Charting Their Own Path

Funds that go against the flow have struggled lately but are due for a turnaround.

See More On: Mutual Funds | Investor Psychology

September 19, 2019

The 100 Most Popular Mutual Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savings

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

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August 29, 2019

T. Rowe Price Value Has an Eye for High-Quality Bargains

Manager Mark Finn made some wise purchases of beaten-down stocks in late 2018, including Air Products & Chemicals.

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