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27 Solid Ways to Build Your Wealth
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27 Solid Ways to Build Your Wealth

Building wealth is essential to accomplish a variety of goals, from sending your kids to college to retiring in style.
April 3, 2020
Best ETFs for Your Investment Portfolios
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Best ETFs for Your Investment Portfolios

We mixed and matched our 20 favorite exchange-traded funds to create four model portfolios to suit most investors' needs.
August 1, 2019
The 19 Best ETFs to Buy for a Prosperous 2019
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The 19 Best ETFs to Buy for a Prosperous 2019

Wall Street pros, the analyst community and individual investors alike were thrown for a loop in 2018.
April 18, 2019
The Practical Investor Packs It In
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The Practical Investor Packs It In

Our Practical Investing columnist, Kathy Kristof, says goodbye to her readers.
March 26, 2019
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The Practical Investing Portfolio
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The Practical Investing Portfolio

Columnist Kathy Kristof put her real money into the market so she could help you be a better investor.
March 7, 2019

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How My Portfolio Performed in 2017
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How My Portfolio Performed in 2017

The market ran so fast that the relatively conservative portfolio of Kiplinger's Practical Investor simply couldn't keep up.
February 1, 2018
9 Great Vanguard ETFs
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9 Great Vanguard ETFs

Vanguard is best known for low-cost mutual funds, but its exchange-traded funds may be a better bet.
October 14, 2016
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Learning From My Misguided Attempt to Beat the Market
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Learning From My Misguided Attempt to Beat the Market

Selling quality stocks was just one of the mistakes.
October 4, 2016
Fidelity Challenges Vanguard on Mutual-Fund Fees
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Fidelity Challenges Vanguard on Mutual-Fund Fees

Better known for its actively managed funds, Fidelity wants to be known as the low-cost provider of index funds.
September 7, 2016
Key to Investing Success: Knowing When to Sell Your Stocks
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Key to Investing Success: Knowing When to Sell Your Stocks

I own several stocks I should have sold, but a stubborn adherence to a buy-and-hold philosophy prevented me from pulling the trigger.
December 7, 2015
Venezuela's Woes Ground Shares of Copa Holdings
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Venezuela's Woes Ground Shares of Copa Holdings

After this year's plunge, shares of the Panamanian airline appear cheap, trading for just 10 times estimated 2015 earnings.
November 6, 2014
I'll Beat the Market Yet
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I'll Beat the Market Yet

The aim of my venture into individual stocks is to prevail when the market plunges or languishes for years.
August 1, 2014
20 ETF Picks to Fill the Gaps in Your Portfolio
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20 ETF Picks to Fill the Gaps in Your Portfolio

We winnow down the thousand-plus offerings to find stock and bond funds that will help you meet your investing goals.
July 1, 2014
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7 ETFs to Hold Forever
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7 ETFs to Hold Forever

You can buy these exchange-traded index funds and never have to worry about replacing them.
June 3, 2014
7 Funds to Own Forever
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7 Funds to Own Forever

A strategy of buying and holding index ETFs may not be exciting but it should deliver solid long-term returns.
May 22, 2014
6 Great Mutual Funds That Benefit From Small Portfolios
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6 Great Mutual Funds That Benefit From Small Portfolios

A manageable portfolio holds between 20 and 30 stocks, roughly balanced by sector and weighted fairly equally.
February 28, 2014
An ETF to Match the Market
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An ETF to Match the Market

Vanguard Total Stock Market owns almost every publicly traded U.S. company worth at least $10 million.
December 2, 2013
My Two-Year Portfolio Performance Report
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My Two-Year Portfolio Performance Report

After a couple of years of investing with an audience, I've gained more than $69,000, but am slightly lagging my benchmark.
November 4, 2013
A Year-End Assessment of My Stock Portfolio
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A Year-End Assessment of My Stock Portfolio

Kathy Kristof put her real money into the market so she can help you be a better investor. Here's how she's done over the past year.
March 13, 2013
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Will Flash Crash Trades Stand?
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Will Flash Crash Trades Stand?

A formula will decide which transactions stick.
June 1, 2010
The Best ETFs for 2010
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The Best ETFs for 2010

Here are this year’s top five stock exchange-traded funds, along with choice picks in bond ETFs.
January 12, 2010