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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
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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

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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
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.
June 25, 2020
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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
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Kiplinger ETF 20: Our Strategic Funds Shine
investing

Kiplinger ETF 20: Our Strategic Funds Shine

These funds focus on specific sectors, or they mirror custom indexes designed to beat pockets of the market.
May 8, 2020
BBH Limited Duration: More Income, a Bit More Risk
investing

BBH Limited Duration: More Income, a Bit More Risk

The short-term bonds in this fund are stress-tested.
April 3, 2020
IQ Merger Arbitrage Is All About the Deals
investing

IQ Merger Arbitrage Is All About the Deals

This merger-focused ETF can zig when the market zags.
April 3, 2020
Kiplinger 25 Model Portfolios
retirement

Kiplinger 25 Model Portfolios

Reach your investment goals with these plans using our favorite no-load mutual funds.
April 3, 2020
Most of the Kip 25 Stay Out of the Doghouse
investing

Most of the Kip 25 Stay Out of the Doghouse

Every year, we look back at how our favorite low-fee mutual funds performed.
April 2, 2020
A Deep Bench Bodes Well for Fidelity Intermediate Municipal Income
investing

A Deep Bench Bodes Well for Fidelity Intermediate Municipal Income

Another manager is retiring, but this fund is run by a dynamic team of mostly longtime members.
March 6, 2020
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Legg Mason’s LVHD: More Income, Less Turbulence
investing

Legg Mason’s LVHD: More Income, Less Turbulence

This ETF uses two tactics to smooth returns.
March 6, 2020
Artisan Developing World Heads Off Emerging Challenges
investing

Artisan Developing World Heads Off Emerging Challenges

A stake in multinationals buoys this fund when developing markets sink.
March 6, 2020
Two Kiplinger Dividend 15 Picks Hit a Rough Patch
investing

Two Kiplinger Dividend 15 Picks Hit a Rough Patch

Giants 3M and ExxonMobil are on our watch list at the moment as lawsuits and sliding oil prices become potential hurdles to clear.
March 6, 2020
A Good Year for Most of the Kip 25 Funds
investing

A Good Year for Most of the Kip 25 Funds

More winners than losers among our favorite low-cost mutual funds.
January 30, 2020
Health Care ETF Finishes Strong
investing

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%.
January 30, 2020
Is a Debt Bomb Ticking?
investing

Is a Debt Bomb Ticking?

Corporations have amassed a ton of debt. Protect yourself with these funds and ETFs.
January 30, 2020