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2021's Best Mutual Funds in 401(k) Retirement Plans
mutual funds

2021's Best Mutual Funds in 401(k) Retirement Plans

A key to smart saving for retirement: spreading your portfolio across a few of the best mutual funds in your 401(k) plan. Here, we profile the top opt…
December 29, 2020
The 25 Best Low-Fee Mutual Funds You Can Buy
mutual funds

The 25 Best Low-Fee Mutual Funds You Can Buy

The key to building wealth long-term is buying high-quality (but low-fee) mutual funds run by seasoned stock pickers who have skin in the game. Here a…
September 29, 2020
10 Great Mutual Funds to Invest In for the Long Haul
Investing for Income

10 Great Mutual Funds to Invest In for the Long Haul

These top mutual funds to invest in for a long time horizon don't all have the same goals, but they share a number of advantages.
October 19, 2020
15 Best ESG Funds for Responsible Investors
investing

15 Best ESG Funds for Responsible Investors

So-called responsible investing can take many forms – as many forms as there are values to stand behind.
June 1, 2020

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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
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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
The 7 Best Funds for Beginners
mutual funds

The 7 Best Funds for Beginners

New investors have it better than ever. The best mutual funds and ETFs for beginners feature no minimum investments, dirt-cheap fees and broad market …
July 30, 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
Protect Your Portfolio From Inflation
Financial Planning

Protect Your Portfolio From Inflation

It’s not an immediate threat, but some warning signs say to set up some defenses now.
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
12 Bond Mutual Funds and ETFs to Buy for Protection
ETFs

12 Bond Mutual Funds and ETFs to Buy for Protection

Bond mutual funds and ETFs have run up during this tumultuous year, but many can still shield investors from future volatility and stock losses.
July 22, 2020
15 Best Fidelity Funds for the Next Bull Market
mutual funds

15 Best Fidelity Funds for the Next Bull Market

Investors looking to squeeze more profit from the next bull run can look to Fidelity funds for strong active management and tactical investments.
July 7, 2020
10 Stocks to Invest in the Health Care Revolution
healthcare stocks

10 Stocks to Invest in the Health Care Revolution

These companies are fighting disease and improving our standard of care.
July 4, 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
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
Understand the Major Indexes
investing

Understand the Major Indexes

“The market” has many proxies, but there are important differences among them.
June 24, 2020
52 Super Deals and Discounts for 2020
spending

52 Super Deals and Discounts for 2020

With a special nod to those of you spending more time at home, we found dozens of deals and discounts, plus ways to save (or make) money.
June 6, 2020
Where to Put Your Money Now: Our 2020 Midyear Investing Outlook
investing

Where to Put Your Money Now: Our 2020 Midyear Investing Outlook

The market is finding its way in a changed landscape. Our advice: Tilt toward stocks rather than bonds and cash, and favor U.S. over international hol…
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
11 Monthly Dividend Stocks and Funds for Reliable Income
stocks

11 Monthly Dividend Stocks and Funds for Reliable Income

These monthly dividend stocks and funds fill a need for investors who not only require reliable regular income, but who want it paid out in alignment …
May 11, 2020
5 Great Funds for a Down Market
investing

5 Great Funds for a Down Market

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Fearsome former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson wasn’t talking about investors when he dispens…
May 11, 2020
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
8 Dirt-Cheap Index Mutual Funds for Thrifty Investors
mutual funds

8 Dirt-Cheap Index Mutual Funds for Thrifty Investors

Cost is one of the biggest edges for index mutual funds, which don't need to pay large money management teams to run the show.
May 4, 2020
Sell in May and Go Away: Should You in 2020?
stocks

Sell in May and Go Away: Should You in 2020?

The seasonal suggestion to "sell in May and go away," an adage spurred by the market's superior performance during certain months of the year, is back…
April 30, 2020
How to Invest Your Stimulus Check
investing

How to Invest Your Stimulus Check

April 24, 2020
Is Now a Good Time to Invest?
stocks

Is Now a Good Time to Invest?

Yes, stocks are "on sale" now, and for some investors, now is an ideal time to ramp up their portfolios. But for others, it could be a huge mistake. H…
April 17, 2020
7 Best Growth ETFs to Reap the Recovery's Rewards
ETFs

7 Best Growth ETFs to Reap the Recovery's Rewards

The market's best growth ETFs will allow investors to capitalize on an eventual economic recovery without all the risk that comes with making bets on …
April 8, 2020