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Should You Buy the ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF (BITO)?
ETFs

Should You Buy the ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF (BITO)?

The first Bitcoin futures ETF broke an 18-year-old record by amassing more than $1 billion in two days. So it's popular … but is it for you?
October 21, 2021
New PINK Healthcare ETF Will Donate Fees to Cancer Research
Index Funds

New PINK Healthcare ETF Will Donate Fees to Cancer Research

Simplify has launched a rare actively managed fund in the healthcare sector. It’s not cheap, but you’ll feel good about where your fees are going.
October 8, 2021
100 Most Popular Mutual Funds in 401(k) Retirement Accounts
401(k)s

100 Most Popular Mutual Funds in 401(k) Retirement Accounts

These mutual funds have the most assets under management in 401(k) workplace retirement plans.
October 7, 2021
A New Fund to Hedge Inflation
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A New Fund to Hedge Inflation

Horizon Kinetics Inflation Beneficiaries ETF, introduced in January, offers some tools to battle inflation.
September 30, 2021
Coming Soon to an ETF: Your Favorite Fund Manager
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Coming Soon to an ETF: Your Favorite Fund Manager

Some portfolio managers are bringing their star power to exchange-traded versions of their funds. Also, four “nontransparent” ETFs to keep your eye on…
September 30, 2021

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Our Small-Cap Funds Take Different Paths
Kip 25

Our Small-Cap Funds Take Different Paths

Not all pockets of the small-cap world have fared well recently, with value-priced stocks the biggest winners.
August 27, 2021
China Shares Still Hold Promise
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China Shares Still Hold Promise

The outlook for profit growth is strong, but the shares are cheap.
August 26, 2021
A Fund for Betting on Infrastructure
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A Fund for Betting on Infrastructure

The SPDR S&P Kensho Intelligent Structures ETF invests in both industrials firms and new technologies for clean energy.
August 26, 2021
3 Infrastructure ETFs to Harness the Spending Boom
ETFs

3 Infrastructure ETFs to Harness the Spending Boom

The Senate recently passed a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure bill. If the House follows suit, these infrastructure ETFs could benefit.
August 17, 2021
How to Play the High-Yield Rally
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How to Play the High-Yield Rally

Junk bonds have been on a tear, so this fund has shifted to defense.
July 29, 2021
The Case for Investing Overseas
Kip 25

The Case for Investing Overseas

Fidelity International Growth fund tends to thrive during stretches of market uncertainty.
July 29, 2021
A Comeback for Dividends
Investing for Income

A Comeback for Dividends

The biggest hikes in the Kiplinger Dividend 15 were 10% increases from Home Depot and Procter & Gamble.
June 24, 2021
Healthcare Stocks Are Bargains Now
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Healthcare Stocks Are Bargains Now

Healthcare shares are about as cheap as they have been in 40 years, yet expectations for earnings growth are strong.
June 24, 2021
Buy Low, Sell High with Invesco S&P SmallCap 600 Revenue ETF
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Buy Low, Sell High with Invesco S&P SmallCap 600 Revenue ETF

Consumer discretionary companies – makers of nonessential consumer goods and services – compose 27% of the fund's assets.
June 24, 2021
Bank-Loan Funds Are in a Sweet Spot
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Bank-Loan Funds Are in a Sweet Spot

They do well when rates are rising and the economy is strong.
June 24, 2021
Vanguard Money Market Funds: What You Need to Know
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Vanguard Money Market Funds: What You Need to Know

Vanguard money market funds are a notable asset storage tool. Here, we break down what you need to know about the firm's six offerings.
June 9, 2021
Principal Healthcare Innovators: Earnings Not Wanted
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Principal Healthcare Innovators: Earnings Not Wanted

This stock fund uses "counterintuitive" criteria to target small and midsize healthcare companies focused on innovation.
May 27, 2021
Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Keeps It Short and Sweet
Kip 25

Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Keeps It Short and Sweet

This member of the Kiplinger 25 focuses on debt with one- to five-year maturities, making it less sensitive to interest-rate shifts.
May 25, 2021
Get Weekly Dividends With SoFi's New WKLY ETF
ETFs

Get Weekly Dividends With SoFi's New WKLY ETF

The fresh-faced SoFi Weekly Dividend ETF (WKLY) ups the ante on dividend frequency by paying its investors every seven days.
May 11, 2021
American Century Small Cap Value (ASVIX) Joins Kip 25
Kip 25

American Century Small Cap Value (ASVIX) Joins Kip 25

American Century's small-cap-focused ASVIX consistently delivers high returns with average risk, and bears little resemblance to its benchmark.
April 30, 2021
Get Dividends Every Month
Investing for Income

Get Dividends Every Month

The idea is to assemble 12 stocks with alternating distribution dates, so you never wait long for cash.
April 29, 2021
Ark Innovation ETF Delivers a Bumpy Ride
ETFs

Ark Innovation ETF Delivers a Bumpy Ride

Some of the fund's growth stocks, including Tesla, suffered recently as investors turned toward value-priced shares.
April 28, 2021
Buffered ETFs Can Limit Your Losses
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Buffered ETFs Can Limit Your Losses

The catch: You'll give up some gains in return.
April 28, 2021
Go Worldwide with T. Rowe Price Global Allocation
Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets

Go Worldwide with T. Rowe Price Global Allocation

This one-stop fund provides instant diversification.
April 28, 2021
Fidelity Magellan ETF (FMAG): A Legend at a Lower Cost
ETFs

Fidelity Magellan ETF (FMAG): A Legend at a Lower Cost

Fidelity recently turned its Magellan Fund and a few other strategies into actively managed ETFs, joining a growing trend in the fund arena.
March 11, 2021