Kip 25

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
Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Keeps It Short and Sweet
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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
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
The Kip 25: The Best Low-Fee Mutual Funds
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The Kip 25: The Best Low-Fee Mutual Funds

The key to building wealth long-term is buying high-quality, low-cost mutual funds run by seasoned stock pickers. Here are our favorites: The Kiplinge…
April 29, 2021
How the Kiplinger 25 Fared in 2020
Kip 25

How the Kiplinger 25 Fared in 2020

Our flock of actively managed funds survived a wild year and as a group delivered benchmark-beating gains.
March 24, 2021

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Kiplinger’s Mutual Fund Rankings, 2021
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Kiplinger’s Mutual Fund Rankings, 2021

In a volatile year, the best portfolios had plenty of opportunity to shine.
January 23, 2021
2021's Best Mutual Funds in 401(k) Retirement Plans
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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 30, 2020
Kip 25 Update: Value Stocks Show Signs of Life
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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
Parnassus Mid Cap’s Bets on Industrials and Tech Take Off
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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
Vanguard High-Yield Corporate Delivers the Cash
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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
The 100 Most Popular Mutual Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savings
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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
5 Best Health Care Mutual Funds for the Long Run
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5 Best Health Care Mutual Funds for the Long Run

These five health care mutual funds offer up a one-two punch of both defensive properties and an ability to run with the bulls.
October 7, 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
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 a third of the 100 most popular 401(k) retirement products. We rank Vanguard's best actively managed funds, including its t…
September 29, 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
Oakmark International Disappoints Us
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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
Kiplinger 25: Our Green Fund Sees Some Red
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Kiplinger 25: Our Green Fund Sees Some Red

But it has delivered over the long term since its 2012 inception.
June 5, 2020
Kiplinger 25 Model Portfolios
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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
Kip 25

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
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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
A Good Year for Most of the Kip 25 Funds
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A Good Year for Most of the Kip 25 Funds

More winners than losers among our favorite low-cost mutual funds.
January 30, 2020
AMG TimesSquare International Small Cap’s Turnaround
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AMG TimesSquare International Small Cap’s Turnaround

Two of the fund’s biggest losers became its biggest winners in 2019.
December 27, 2019
Fidelity Advisor Strategic Income Invests in a Tepid Economy
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Fidelity Advisor Strategic Income Invests in a Tepid Economy

The fund has evolved a bit over time, and is positioned to do well in a moderately growing U.S. economy.
November 27, 2019
Wasatch Small Cap Value Holds Its Head Up
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Wasatch Small Cap Value Holds Its Head Up

Wasatch Small Cap Value smashes both the Russell 2000 and S&P 500, even as small-company stocks have experienced more turbulence.
November 1, 2019
Rising Dividends Lift This Fund
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Rising Dividends Lift This Fund

T. Rowe Price Dividend Growth is staying ahead thanks to big gains at Ball, Air Products & Chemicals and Danaher, among others.
August 1, 2019