Is the Stock Market Open on Columbus Day 2021?
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Is the Stock Market Open on Columbus Day 2021?

Columbus Day (increasingly known as Indigenous Peoples' Day) is a federal holiday, but it's a regular working day for most of Wall Street. Here are th…
October 10, 2021
The Best Vanguard Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers
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The Best Vanguard Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers

Vanguard funds account for roughly a third of the 100 most popular 401(k) retirement products. We rank Vanguard's best actively managed funds, includi…
October 8, 2021
100 Most Popular Mutual Funds in 401(k) Retirement Accounts
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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
"Junk" Bonds Are Anything But
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"Junk" Bonds Are Anything But

These bonds flourish way more than they falter and offer current yields of 4%.
September 30, 2021
7 Bond Funds to Anchor Your Retirement Portfolio
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7 Bond Funds to Anchor Your Retirement Portfolio

Retirement savers need to weigh interest-rate and inflation risks when structuring their investments. These seven bond funds help them do just that.
September 28, 2021

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Stock Market Holidays in 2021
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Stock Market Holidays in 2021

Is the stock market open today? Take a look at which days the NYSE, Nasdaq and bond markets take off in 2021.
September 2, 2021
5 High-Yield Mutual Funds With a Human Touch
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5 High-Yield Mutual Funds With a Human Touch

Seasoned management can make a difference in junk bonds. We put a spotlight on five actively run high-yield mutual funds.
August 27, 2021
15 Best Fidelity Funds to Buy Now
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15 Best Fidelity Funds to Buy Now

No matter your investing style, these top Fidelity funds offer solid active management at relatively low costs.
August 26, 2021
Stay Above the Interest Rate Fray
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Stay Above the Interest Rate Fray

Your best bets now are venerable, managed diversified bond funds. You'll get a fair yield and peace of mind.
August 26, 2021
Penny Stocks: Why You Should Always Stay Away
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Penny Stocks: Why You Should Always Stay Away

With the exception of some large foreign firms, investors should generally avoid stocks that trade over-the-counter.
August 18, 2021
The Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio: All 42 Warren Buffett Stocks Ranked
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The Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio: All 42 Warren Buffett Stocks Ranked

The Berkshire Hathaway portfolio is a diverse set of blue chips, and increasingly, lesser-known growth bets. Here's a look at every stock picked by Wa…
August 17, 2021
Readers Find Some Weird Winners
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Readers Find Some Weird Winners

Most of the time, I find flaws in offbeat investments with high distributions. But sometimes oddities have their day of glory.
July 30, 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
Is the Stock Market Closed for the Fourth of July in 2021?
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Is the Stock Market Closed for the Fourth of July in 2021?

Independence Day falls on a Sunday in 2021, so the bond and stock markets will enjoy a long holiday weekend. Here's a look at the markets' holiday hou…
July 3, 2021
Will the Stock Market Close for Juneteenth?
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Will the Stock Market Close for Juneteenth?

Washington has passed legislation turning Juneteenth into a federal holiday, with immediate effect. Will the stock market close in observance?
June 17, 2021
Is the Stock Market Closed on Memorial Day 2021?
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Is the Stock Market Closed on Memorial Day 2021?

The stock market gets a full day off for Memorial Day. The bond market gets Monday off too, not to mention an early close ahead of the holiday weekend…
May 30, 2021
What Time Is the Stock Market Open Today?
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What Time Is the Stock Market Open Today?

When does the stock market open? While the market does have regular hours, trading doesn't stop when the major exchanges close.
May 28, 2021
Bonds: Be Choosy for the Rest of 2021
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Bonds: Be Choosy for the Rest of 2021

Enough good things are happening in the economy and some fixed-income sectors (perhaps not T-bonds) to imply better second-half prospects.
May 26, 2021
Why I Like Ginnie Mae Funds Now
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Why I Like Ginnie Mae Funds Now

A portfolio of mortgages should retain their value better than ordinary bonds if interest rates rise.
February 28, 2021
2 Top-Tier T. Rowe Price Mutual Funds
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2 Top-Tier T. Rowe Price Mutual Funds

T. Rowe Price's mutual funds typically stand out among their peers, but these two selections provide elite equity and bond exposure for this point in …
February 24, 2021
How Green Are Your Bonds?
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How Green Are Your Bonds?

Fixed-income investors can make an environmental impact, too.
February 23, 2021
Is the Stock Market Open on Presidents' Day 2021?
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Is the Stock Market Open on Presidents' Day 2021?

If you invest in the stock or bond markets, enjoy your Monday off. The markets will be closed in honor of George Washington's birthday.
February 13, 2021
It May Be Time to Swap the 60/40 Portfolio for a 40/60 Portfolio Instead
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It May Be Time to Swap the 60/40 Portfolio for a 40/60 Portfolio Instead

If the traditional “60/40 portfolio” is dead, what should investors do? For a clue, turn to the Chicago Bulls and see what we can learn from the Worm …
February 11, 2021
65 Best Dividend Stocks You Can Count On
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65 Best Dividend Stocks You Can Count On

These 65 Dividend Aristocrats are an elite group of dividend stocks that have reliably increased their annual payouts every year for at least a quarte…
January 30, 2021
How to Play a Steeper Yield Curve
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How to Play a Steeper Yield Curve

The first of the year was a downer for corporate bonds and real estate and utility shares. It was strong for floating-rate loan funds.
January 28, 2021