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What Is a Closed-End Fund? The ABCs of CEFs
Investing for Income

What Is a Closed-End Fund? The ABCs of CEFs

Closed-end funds (CEFs) are powerful retirement tools that don't get much attention. We'll show you the basics, including what a CEF is, how they work…
December 31, 2020
Kip 25 Update: Value Stocks Show Signs of Life
mutual funds

Kip 25 Update: Value Stocks Show Signs of Life

Dodge & Cox Stock (DODGX) has been among the beneficiaries of a resurgence in value stocks in 2020's later innings.
December 27, 2020
Davenport Small Cap Focus (DSCPX) Clobbers the Broader Market
mutual funds

Davenport Small Cap Focus (DSCPX) Clobbers the Broader Market

This small-cap stock fund has roughly doubled from its 2020 lows, but it has been delivering market-beating performance for far longer.
December 24, 2020
BCSVX: A Foreign Fund With Flair
Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets

BCSVX: A Foreign Fund With Flair

Brown Capital Management International Small Company's team of managers identifies exceptional growth companies.
November 24, 2020
Parnassus Mid Cap’s Bets on Industrials and Tech Take Off
Kip 25

Parnassus Mid Cap’s Bets on Industrials and Tech Take Off

This member of the Kiplinger 25 gained 9.5% over the past 12 months, beating 76% of its peers.
November 24, 2020

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Vanguard High-Yield Corporate Delivers the Cash
Kip 25

Vanguard High-Yield Corporate Delivers the Cash

It favors the highest-quality junk bonds, which fared much better over the past year than lower-quality debt.
October 21, 2020
Our ESG Pick Rocks: MSCI USA ESG Select
Markets

Our ESG Pick Rocks: MSCI USA ESG Select

This member of the Kiplinger ETF 20 held up better than the broad market during the recent bear-market sell-off, and the fund has rebounded faster, to…
October 20, 2020
The 100 Most Popular Mutual Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savings
401(k)s

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
October 9, 2020
16 Best Sector Funds to Invest in Now
mutual funds

16 Best Sector Funds to Invest in Now

Jump on a trend or fine-tune your portfolio strategy with these targeted industry plays.
October 1, 2020
Janus Henderson Global Equity Income (HFQTX) Joins the Kip 25
Kip 25

Janus Henderson Global Equity Income (HFQTX) Joins the Kip 25

HFQTX's investments in dividend payers have helped it hold up better than its foreign-value peers.
September 30, 2020
Inside the New Work From Home ETF (WFH)
ETFs

Inside the New Work From Home ETF (WFH)

The Direxion Work From Home ETF (WFH) puts investors in touch with dozens of companies benefiting from the suddenly accelerating trend of remote work.
September 30, 2020
Invest in Scandinavia
Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets

Invest in Scandinavia

A fund specializing in Nordic stocks has trounced international competitors.
September 30, 2020
Time to Buy Japanese Shares?
Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets

Time to Buy Japanese Shares?

In a weak global economy, T. Rowe Price Japan finds firms with healthy balance sheets.
August 27, 2020
Baron Emerging Markets Snaps Back
Kip 25

Baron Emerging Markets Snaps Back

Few expected a post-COVID rally in emerging-markets stocks, in part because of a belief that developing countries wouldn’t cope well with the pandemic…
August 19, 2020
Metropolitan West Corporate Bond Has a Bright Future
Making Your Money Last

Metropolitan West Corporate Bond Has a Bright Future

This new-ish corporate bond fund is comanaged by familiar faces.
July 23, 2020
Oakmark International Disappoints Us
Kip 25

Oakmark International Disappoints Us

When this fund is good, it shines relative to peers, but when it is bad, it fares far worse.
July 23, 2020
Four Changes to the Kiplinger ETF 20
Making Your Money Last

Four Changes to the Kiplinger ETF 20

Low-volatility strategies disappointed, leading to four changes in the lineup.
July 23, 2020
Cash In With This Gaming ETF
Technology

Cash In With This Gaming ETF

Cash in on the video gaming craze with this fund.
July 1, 2020
Dividend 15 Rally After Running Out of Gas
investing

Dividend 15 Rally After Running Out of Gas

Stocks on our list tumbled in February, but they've mostly bounced back.
July 1, 2020
A Mid-Cap Fund With Big Gains
mutual funds

A Mid-Cap Fund With Big Gains

The fund’s best performers over the past year were software firms.
June 24, 2020
Buy Utilities for Defense and Income
Investing for Income

Buy Utilities for Defense and Income

This fund bets big on utilities with good growth prospects.
June 24, 2020
Kiplinger 25: Our Green Fund Sees Some Red
investing

Kiplinger 25: Our Green Fund Sees Some Red

But it has delivered over the long term since its 2012 inception.
June 5, 2020
Vanguard Target Retirement 2030 Keeps Its Eye on the Prize
investing

Vanguard Target Retirement 2030 Keeps Its Eye on the Prize

With these retirement-focused funds, staying put is the best strategy.
June 5, 2020
Amplify Online Retail: A Bet on How We Will Shop
investing

Amplify Online Retail: A Bet on How We Will Shop

This ETF invests in fast-growing internet retailers around the world.
June 5, 2020
The Fed Is Buying ETFs. Now What?
ETFs

The Fed Is Buying ETFs. Now What?

The Federal Reserve's plan to hoover up $750 billion in bond funds could have some serious long-term consquences.
May 13, 2020