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  1. The Top 5 Materials Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Read about five mutual funds covering the basic materials sector that could be excellent buys after a catastrophic 2015 for ...
  2. A Look At Barron's Top 5 Mutual Fund Families

    These 5 mutual fund families were rated tops by Barron's. Here's why.
  3. The Top 5 Global Bond Funds for 2016

    Learn about the top global bond funds for 2016. See how funds with longer maturities and duration have greater exposure to ...
  4. The Top 5 Bond Mutual Funds for 2016

    Learn about bond mutual funds that investors may want to consider for 2016. Understand why the risk of rising interest rates ...
  5. 5 Best Defensive Mutual Funds for 2016

    Find out the best defensive mutual funds for providing your portfolio with downside protection during the next stock market ...
  6. The Top 5 Alternative Energy Equity Mutual Funds for 2016 (FSLEX, GAAEX)

    Explore detailed analyses of the top five alternative energy equity mutual funds for 2016, and learn why they may be poised ...
  7. Tax-Free Income Funds You Should Shortlist (FKTFX, VLTCX)

    Looking for holdings for the fixed-income portion of your investment portfolio? These top tax-free income funds may fit the ...
  8. Top 5 Putnam Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover the best Putnam Investments mutual funds for retirement diversification, and learn where to allocate your investments ...
  9. The Top 5 International Bond Funds for 2016

    Understand the opportunities available within the international bond market, and learn about the top-rated global bond funds ...
  10. Grading Bill Gross at Janus

    Learn about how Bill Gross, once the head of the largest mutual fund in the market, has had poor investment results at his ...
  11. Top 5 Franklin Templeton for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover the best Franklin Templeton mutual plans for diversifying your retirement savings, and learn the best strategy for ...
  12. The Top 5 Large Cap Value Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand the advantages of investing in large-cap value securities, and learn the best large-cap value mutual funds to ...
  13. Top 5 JPMorgan Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover five J.P. Morgan mutual funds that provide high returns and excellent diversification of retirement savings. Learn ...
  14. The Top 5 Oil and Gas Equity Mutual Funds for 2016 (VGENX, FSENX)

    Discover detailed analyses of the top oil- and gas-related mutual funds to consider, and learn about the characteristics ...
  15. Investment Fees: How to Understand Them

    There can be a variety of fees levied when investing. Here's a look at what they are and how to manage them.
  16. The Top 3 ETFs to Track the TOPIX for 2016 (JPXN, EWJ)

    FInd the best ETFs that investors can use to obtain exposure to Japanese equities by tracking one of the major Japanese equity ...
  17. The Top 5 Technology Mutual Funds for 2016

    Discover the benefits and risks with investing in the technology sector, and learn which technology mutual funds are worth ...
  18. The Top 5 Utility Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand how utilities equities play a role in asset allocation, and discover the best utilities mutual funds to consider ...
  19. A Strategy for Managing Volatile Markets

    In the midst of market ups-and-downs, it can be difficult to know how to invest: the urge to take a deeper dive (or withdraw ...
  20. The Top 5 Small-Cap Value Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand how small-cap value equities offer opportunities for capital appreciation, and discover the best small-cap value ...
  21. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Value Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand how mid-cap value stocks play a role in strategic asset allocation, and learn the best mid-cap value mutual funds ...
  22. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Growth Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand how mid-cap growth equities play a part in asset allocation, and discover the best mid-cap growth funds to consider ...
  23. The Top 5 Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand how equity securities can enhance an investor portfolio, and discover the five best equity mutual funds to consider ...
  24. Top 4 Waddell & Reed Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016 (WDR)

    Learn which four Waddell & Reed mutual funds are best for retirement savings diversification. Discover how to spread your ...
  25. The Top 5 Large-Cap Core Mutual Funds for 2016

    Learn the benefits and risks of large-cap core investments, and discover the best large-cap core mutual funds to consider ...
  26. The Top 5 Short-Term Bond Funds for 2016

    Learn how short-duration bonds can add value to an asset allocation strategy, and discover the top five short-term bond funds ...
  27. ETFs Vs. Index Funds: Quantifying The Differences

    If you are trying to choose between these two index-tracking investments, compare the costs.
  28. The Top 5 Global Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Learn about five mutual funds that specialize in investing in global equities of companies that have their operations spread ...
  29. 5 Low Fee MFS Mutual Funds

    Learn about five MFS mutual funds with low expense ratios, and other key facts about the mutual funds' past performance, ...
  30. 3 Mutual Funds That Are Top Bets for Retirement in 2016

    Find out which three mutual funds offer the best combination of consistent performance and low cost for your retirement income ...
  31. Top 3 T. Rowe Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Find out which T. Rowe Price funds to use to create a diversified retirement income portfolio for current income, income ...
  32. The Top 5 Retirement Income Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Find out the top five retirement income-equity mutual funds for generating solid total returns for your retirement-income ...
  33. Top 4 Dodge & Cox Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Find out the four Dodge & Cox mutual funds to use to create a well-diversified retirement income portfolio and learn why ...
  34. The Top 5 Passive Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Examine five passive equity mutual funds that are poised to do well in 2016, as ranked according to their efficiency, performance ...
  35. The Top 5 All-Cap Growth Mutual Funds for 2016

    Discover five mutual funds that invest in a wide variety of stocks of different market capitalization with strong potential ...
  36. Top 5 Oppenheimer Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover the top five Oppenheimer Funds for diversifying your retirement savings. Learn how to balance your portfolio for ...
  37. The Top 5 Silver Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Discover the top five mutual funds that investors should consider adding to their portfolio in 2016 to gain exposure to silver ...
  38. The Top 5 Gold Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Discover five gold equity mutual funds that specialize in investing in companies that are engaged in mining, processing, ...
  39. The Top 5 Mid Cap Core Mutual Funds for 2016

    Discover five funds that specialize in investing in mid-cap U.S. stocks that can achieve attractive returns over the long-term ...
  40. SPXU: ProShares UltraPro Short S&P500 ETF

    Find out information about the ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 exchange-traded fund, and learn detailed analysis of its ...
  41. The Top 6 Convertible Bond Funds for 2016

    Take a look at convertible bond mutual funds that are well-positioned heading into 2016, and why investors might consider ...
  42. 3 Mutual Funds with Real Estate Exposure

    Learn about three mutual funds with exposure to the real estate industry and a broad range of diversification and investment ...
  43. A Review of Vanguard Target Retirement Funds

    Gain insight into the Vanguard Target Retirement Funds with a look at the fund composition, fees and what to consider in ...
  44. 6 Blackrock Mutual Funds with Long Track Records

    Discover which BlackRock mutual funds have the longest track records, and learn about how well each of these funds has performed ...
  45. Are Vanguard Funds Good for Your Portfolio? An Unbiased Review

    Find out why funds offered by Vanguard, the leading provider of low-cost mutual funds, index funds and ETFs, are good for ...
  46. XLG: Guggenheim Russell Top 50 Mega Cap ETF

    Find out about the Guggenheim Russell Top 50 Index ETF, and read about some recommendations regarding the suitability of ...
  47. 5 Low-Fee Vanguard Mutual Funds

    Learn about five Vanguard mutual funds that fit into your investment portfolio while charging a fraction of the fees that ...
  48. The Top 5 Intermediate Bond Funds for 2016

    Discover the top five intermediate-term bond mutual funds that invest in fixed-income securities with an average maturity ...
  49. 4 Best T. Rowe Price Mutual Funds

    Learn about four of the best T. Rowe Price mutual funds that have shown strong performance with reasonable net expense ratios, ...
  50. Yahoo: An Activist Investment Analysis (YHOO)

    Learn about recent investor activism related to Yahoo. Find out which activist investor is involved, what it is recommending ...
  51. Active Management Fees: Will They Come Down?

    In order to remain competitive, active portfolio managers will need to lower their fees. Here's why.
  52. INDA: iShares MSCI India ETF

    Learn about the iShares MSCI India exchange-traded fund, which invests in equities of Indian companies and is suitable for ...
  53. IVV: iShares S&P 500 ETF

    Find out more about the iShares Core S&P 500 Exchange Traded Fund, the characteristics of this ETF and the suitability of ...
  54. 5 Goldman Sachs Mutual Funds with Long Track Records

    Learn more about Goldman Sachs' history in the mutual fund industry and discover which funds in its lineup have been around ...
  55. 6 Low-Fee Franklin Templeton Mutual Funds (BEN)

    Learn about six Franklin Templeton funds with low expense ratios and the key characteristics of each fund including total ...
  56. SPY: SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF

    Find out more about the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, the characteristics of the exchange traded fund and the suitability of investing ...
  57. 3 Passive Index Funds That Are Top Bets for Retirement in 2016 (VCIT, HYG)

    Read about appropriate passive index funds for those who are approaching retirement. Learn how passive index funds allow ...
  58. 5 Lord Abbett Mutual Funds with Long Track Records

    Learn about Lord, Abbett & Company's history in the mutual fund industry, and discover which funds in its lineup have been ...
  59. Pershing Square Capital Management: An Activist Investor Analysis

    Read about the difficulty Pershing Square Capital Management has had in 2015. Learn about Bill Ackman's campaign against ...
  60. The Top 5 International Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Learn about the five mutual funds that specialize in investing in international equities and that have different investment ...
  61. IWF: iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF

    Learn about the iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF, including how the fund is constructed, its holdings and its strong recent ...
  62. 5 All-star Fidelity Portfolio Managers

    Get to know five of the top performing mutual fund managers at Fidelity Investments, stars who have regularly outperformed ...
  63. Passive vs. Active Management: Which is Best?

    Portfolio performance is as much about picking asset classes as picking stocks. Timing the market, however, is something ...
  64. Should Retirees Invest in Mutual Funds?

    The pros and cons of using mutual funds as the investment vehicle of choice for your post-career portfolio.
  65. A New Reason Behind This Strategy’s Outperformance

    One of the great anomalies of investing: The historical long-term outperformance of smart beta or factor-based strategies relative ...
  66. 4 Low-Fee Eaton Vance Mutual Funds

    Discover four mutual funds managed by Eaton Vance Corporation that have the lowest net expense ratios and pursue different ...
  67. These 3 Active Managers Are Still Gaining Assets

    Many actively managed mutual fund families have seen net outflows in recent years. These three firms have bucked that trend. ...
  68. Are These BlackRock's Best Target-Date Funds? (LPRAX, STLAX)

    Are these two BlackRock target-date funds good long-term bets?
  69. Thinking About M&A When it Comes to Your Portfolio

    There’s an ongoing financial market trend of great importance to investors, one that could offer substantial opportunity: ...
  70. 5 Franklin Templeton Mutual Funds with Long Track Records

    Take a look at some of the longest-standing mutual funds in the Franklin Templeton lineup, each of which has survived for ...
  71. 3 Fidelity Mutual Funds with Long Track Records

    Learn about mutual funds, provided by Fidelity Investments, that have long track records. Learn about the risks and rewards ...
  72. The Top 5 Small-Cap Growth Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand how small-cap growth stocks fit into an investor's portfolio, and learn the best mutual funds in the category ...
  73. Getting the Most Out of Your 401(k)

    Here’s a quick overview of some of the most common “special features” that can help increase the likelihood of your 401 (k) ...
  74. How Rising Rates Impact Bond Mutual Funds

    The interest rate increase by the Fed was one of the most widely anticipated in history. Here's what it means for bond mutual ...
  75. 5 Best US Small-Cap Index Mutual Funds

    Read about different small-cap mutual funds that are available for investors. Learn about how the small-cap indexes have ...
  76. 3 Vanguard Mutual Funds with Long Track Records

    Read about a few Vanguard mutual funds with long track records. Learn about the Vanguard Wellington Fund which began trading ...
  77. A Guide to Mutual Funds Trading Rules

    Make sure to review this guide on the dos and don'ts of mutual fund trading before you invest, including how trades are executed ...
  78. What’s in Your Impact Fund?

    We consider three key segments in investing strategies, but today we’ll be focusing on impact funds: how they’re built and ...
  79. Mutual Fund Or ETF: Which Is Right For You?

    Learn the differences between these investment products and how to take full advantage.
  80. A Beginner's Guide To Hedging

    Learn how investors use strategies to reduce the impact of negative events on investments.
  81. PHDG: PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged ETF

    Find out about the PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged ETF, and learn detailed information about characteristics, suitability ...
  82. The Top 5 Small-Cap Growth ETFs for 2016

    Learn about the top five exchange-traded funds that invest in small market-cap stocks traded on the U.S. exchange with a ...
  83. 3 Mutual Funds with Latin American Exposure

    Learn about three mutual funds that specialize in investing in securities issued by companies domiciled in the emerging markets ...
  84. Does Vanguard have a 401(K) Plan Suitable for a Small Business?

    Learn about the Vanguard Group's new 401(k) product for small businesses and how they've tailored their plan to appeal to ...
  85. 4 Low-Fee Mutual Funds Offered by American Funds

    Learn about the top four mutual funds administered by American Funds that have the lowest net expense ratios and different ...
  86. 7 Low-Fee Fidelity Mutual Funds

    Learn about Fidelity's broad array of mutual fund choices, and discover which ones carry a strong performance record coupled ...
  87. 3 Mutual Funds with Longtime Portfolio Managers

    Learn about mutual funds with longtime portfolio managers. See how investors prefer funds with consistency in portfolio management.
  88. 10 American Funds Mutual Funds with Long Track Records

    Learn about the performance of the mutual funds offered by Capital Group's American Funds that have the longest established ...
  89. Mutual Funds Designed for Wealthy Investors

    Learn about the important qualities of mutual funds for wealthy investors and several mutual funds that have low fees and ...
  90. This Is How Much Mutual Fund Managers Make

    Learn about the high-paying salaries of mutual fund managers and the low level of transparency in income reporting by mutual ...
  91. Rating Your Mutual Fund: Morningstar Vs. US News

    Learn about the differences in the mutual fund rating systems offered by Morningstar and U.S. News and some of the these ...
  92. 6 Low Fee T. Rowe Price Mutual Funds

    Learn about T. Rowe Price's family of mutual funds and discover which funds in the company's lineup charge the least fees ...
  93. 5 Neuberger Berman Mutual Funds with Long Track Records

    Learn about mutual funds offered by the Neuberger Berman Group that have the longest established track records, including ...
  94. 4 Low-Fee PIMCO Mutual Funds

    Learn about four mutual funds offered by Pacific Investment Management Company that have low net expense fees and low minimum ...
  95. The Top 3 ETFs to Track the Dow Jones Industrial Average for 2016

    Learn about exchange-traded funds that track the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Read how compounding impacts the results of ...
  96. 4 Low-Fee Goldman Sachs Mutual Funds

    Discover four mutual funds managed and advised by Goldman Sachs that have low net expense ratios and no minimal investment ...
  97. The Top 5 Healthcare Mutual Funds for 2016

    Discover analyses of the top five health care mutual funds, which may be poised to rise in 2016 due to increased demand in ...
  98. Birth of a New, Liquid Retirement Savings Account

    The new retirement spending account is a hybrid vehicle that combines features of annuities and mutual funds to give a lasting ...
  99. Comparing Wealthfront and Betterment Vs. Indexed Funds

    Find out how Wealthfront and Betterment differ from traditional indexing. Learn about the benefits of diversification, automation ...
  100. Charles Schwab’s Best Funds for Retirement Savings

    Here's a list of Schwab’s funds for retirement, intended to make planning, diversification and saving for later in life just ...
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