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  1. 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 ...
  2. Comparing Wealthfront and Betterment Vs. Indexed Funds

    Find out how Wealthfront and Betterment differ from traditional indexing. Learn about the benefits of diversification, automation ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. The 3 Mutual Funds With the Best Returns

    Learn about the top three mutual funds that have generated the best rates of return at reasonable volatility over the last ...
  5. 3 Mutual Funds That Are Closed to New Investors

    Discover why some mutual funds choose to close to new investors, and learn about some of the factors that go into deciding ...
  6. The Hidden Fees in 401(k)s

    Learn about the conspicuously disclosed fees that lurk within your 401(k) investments.
  7. The 4 Best Inflation-Protected Funds To Invest In (SCHP)

    Discover how Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS) work, and learn about five funds in this segment that make good ...
  8. These are John Hancock’s Top Funds for Retirement

    John Hancock's fund lineup is vast, so here's a quick primer on what could be its best funds for your retirement portfolio. ...
  9. Will Argentina Default Again?

    Does a Manhattan judge's recent ruling putting Argentina on the hook for $6.1 billion in payments for its sovereign bonds ...
  10. The Key Differences Between ETFs And Mutual Funds

    Given the distinctions between the two kinds of funds, which one is better for you? It depends, so read on.
  11. This Explains When to Ditch a Target-Date Fund

    It is a popular 401(k) option, especially if you have little investment savvy. But its disadvantages may limit the growth ...
  12. Are Your Vanguard Mutual Funds Fees Too High?

    Learn how to compare Vanguard's mutual fund expenses to other investment options, including ETFs, target-date funds and other ...
  13. 4 Ways to Reduce Retirement Plan Fees

    Learn about why fee minimization is important for retirement investors and discover how to avoid some of the most common ...
  14. Best Performing Target-Date Funds

    Learn about the three best-performing target-date mutual funds (TDFs) from T. Rowe Price, Schwab and Vanguard with target ...
  15. Start Investing With Only $1,000

    Find out what fees and restrictions need to be considered before investing $1,000.
  16. Hedge Funds and Real Estate: Could it Create Another Bubble?

    Learn about the impact hedge funds may have in the creation of a future housing bubble and the factors that contribute to ...
  17. The Top ETFs For a Fast Recovery After a Recession

    Recession and recovery cycles are imminent in the markets. Here are the ETFs, which provide the best performance for a fast ...
  18. The Top 5 High Yield Bond Funds for 2016 (JNK, HYG)

    Learn about mutual funds and ETFs that invest in high-yield bonds. Read about the risks and rewards associated with investing ...
  19. Selling Mutual Funds to Pay Off Your Debt

    Find out what you need to consider when evaluating whether selling investments in mutual funds to pay down personal debt ...
  20. 5 Things All Financial Advisors Should Know About ETFs

    Discover five things all financial advisors should know about ETFs, including when ETFs may be a better choice for your clients ...
  21. Time to Bring Active Back into a Portfolio?

    While stocks have rallied since the economic recovery in 2009, many active portfolio managers have struggled to deliver investor ...
  22. The Democratization of the Hedge Fund Industry

    The coveted compensations of hedge fund managers are protected by barriers of entry to the industry, but one recent startup ...
  23. Two Heads Are Better Than One With Your Finances

    We discuss the advantages of seeking professional help when it comes to managing our retirement account.
  24. A Day in the Life of a Hedge Fund Manager

    Learn what a typical early morning to late evening workday for a hedge fund manager consists of and looks like from beginning ...
  25. American Funds' Top Funds for Retirement

    Planning for retirement in this economic and investment environment is far from easy. American Funds might offer an answer. ...
  26. 5 Tips For Diversifying Your Portfolio

    A diversified portfolio will protect you in a tough market. Get some solid tips here!
  27. Buying Vanguard Mutual Funds Vs. ETFs

    Learn about the differences between Vanguard's mutual fund and ETF products, and discover which may be more appropriate for ...
  28. ETFs Vs. Mutual Funds: Choosing For Your Retirement

    Learn about the difference between using mutual funds versus ETFs for retirement, including which investment strategies and ...
  29. The 8 Most Popular Vanguard Funds for a 401(k)

    Learn about some of the mutual funds in Vanguard's lineup that are popular among 401(k) investors, and find out why you should ...
  30. Best 3 Vanguard Mutual Funds for Retirement

    Discover the top Vanguard target-date retirement funds with target dates in 2020, 2030 and 2050, and learn about the characteristics ...
  31. Best 3 Vanguard Funds that Track the Top 500 Companies (VOO)

    Discover the three Vanguard funds tracking the S&P 500 Index, and learn about the characteristics and historical statistics ...
  32. Are Alternatives Right for Your Portfolio?

    Alternative investments are increasingly making their way into retail investors' portfolios. Are they a good fit?
  33. What Is a REIT and Does It Belong in My Portfolio?

    Real estate investment trusts offer a unique way for investors to own a real estate portfolio without the risks of owning ...
  34. The 3 Best Vanguard Mutual Funds for Your Roth IRA

    Learn about Vanguard funds that are good choices for a Roth IRA. Read about how Vanguard funds make it easy for investors ...
  35. Vanguard's Target Date Funds: What You Should Know

    Target date funds have grown in popularity as an investment of choice among 401(k) investors. Here's a closer look at Vanguard's ...
  36. Looking to Buy Mutual Funds Online? Here Is How

    Learn how to buy mutual funds online; discover which websites offer mutual fund trading services, how to choose a fund and ...
  37. Are EM Stocks Finally Emerging?

    Many investors are looking at emerging market (EM) stocks and wonder if it’s time to step back in, while others wonder if ...
  38. How Vanguard Index Funds Work

    Learn how Vanguard index funds work. See how the index sampling technique allows Vanguard to charge low expense ratios that ...
  39. An Overview of Janus Capital Management

    A look at Janus Capital and the funds it manages.
  40. Understanding High Yield Fund Performance

    For exchange traded fund, not all high-yield ETFs are the same. So, we take a look at one high yield investment in particular ...
  41. Terrorism's Effects on Wall Street

    Terrorist activity tends to have a negative impact on the markets, but just how much? Find out how to take cover.
  42. Finding the Right Mutual Fund Screener

    Learn about which filters should appear in a good mutual fund screener, and discover which factors are less important in ...
  43. Finding the Right Mutual Fund: Top Tips

    Here's how to find the right mutual fund using five considerations to narrow down your choices.
  44. Benchmark Your Returns With Indexes

    If your portfolio is always falling short, you may not be making an apples-to-apples comparison.
  45. Trading Mutual Funds for a Living: Is It Possible?

    Find out why trading mutual funds for a living isn't your best bet, including how funds discourage short-term trading and ...
  46. Defensive Investing: Learn from a Hedge Fund Pro

    Looking for ideas on companies, sectors or investments to short? Consider the opinion of this hedge fund luminary.
  47. Top John Hancock Target Date Funds for Retirement (JRVOX, JRFOX)

    A look at the performance of two John Hancock life-cycle funds with different retirement dates.
  48. Are Vanguard Mutual Fund Fees Competitive?

    Discover how the fees and expenses charged by Vanguard's family of mutual funds compares to those of other competing mutual ...
  49. The 3 Best and Most Popular Vanguard Index Funds (VTI, VXUS)

    Learn about three popular Vanguard Index Funds. See how index funds provide an easy way for investors to gain exposure to ...
  50. 3 Vanguard Funds with the Lowest Fees (VOO, BND)

    Learn about the top three Vanguard funds that have the lowest expense ratios and follow different investment objectives by ...
  51. Vanguard Total Stock Index Vs. Vanguard 500 Index Fund

    Explore detailed analyses of the Vanguard Total Stock Market and Vanguard 500 Index funds, and learn about their characteristics ...
  52. 5 Reasons to Choose Mutual Funds over ETFs

    Discover five reasons to choose mutual funds over ETFs, such as the wide variety of funds available, the higher service quality ...
  53. Best 3 Vanguard Funds in the Healthcare Sector (VHT)

    Discover information about some Vanguard funds that provide exposure to the health care sector, and find out about their ...
  54. The 3 Best Vanguard Mutual Funds for Young Investors

    Learn about three Vanguard mutual funds that are suitable for young investors who are just starting out and beginning to ...
  55. The 3 Most Popular Vanguard Bond Index Funds

    Learn about three Vanguard bond index funds that specialize in investing in fixed-income securities with different maturities ...
  56. These 4 Funds Haven’t Lost Money in a Decade

    If you’re looking for relative resiliency to challenging economic conditions while picking up a little yield, consider these ...
  57. Reinvesting Your Mutual Fund Dividends

    Learn the benefits of reinvesting your mutual fund dividends, their impact over time, and when it is better to take the dividend ...
  58. For More And More Investors, ETFs Are A Godsend

    Average and cautious investors can experience lower risk with ETFs - a safer alternative to swaps and derivatives.
  59. Resume Tips to Land That Hedge Fund Internship

    In such a competitive field as hedge-fund management, here's how to tailor your resume to get noticed.
  60. How to Invest Your Excess Cash in Mutual Funds

    Learn the basics of mutual fund investing, what the different types of funds are and how to pick the right funds for your ...
  61. Investing $100 a Month in Stocks for 20 Years

    Learn how a monthly investment of just $100 can help build a future nest egg using properly diversified stocks or stock mutual ...
  62. The 3 Best Performing Vanguard Funds of 2015

    Learn about three Vanguard mutual funds that had the highest returns in 2015 and invest in the health care sector, broad ...
  63. Who Are the Owners of Vanguard Group?

    Learn about the unique ownership of Vanguard Group. Understand how this ownership structure benefits investors with low expense ...
  64. 3 Vanguard Funds Rated 5 Stars by Morningstar

    Learn about three Vanguard funds that have a five-star rating from Morningstar that specialize in investing in specific niches ...
  65. Best Vanguard Funds Suitable for a Dividend Strategy

    Learn about options from Vanguard for dividend investing strategies. Learn about the risks of investing in funds focused ...
  66. The Role of a Prime Broker

    Understand the role of a prime brokerage, and learn about the services investment banks provide for hedge funds while in ...
  67. Picking Mutual Funds: What Matters Most

    Don't focus too much on a mutual fund's recent returns. To pick a winner, look at how well it is poised for future success, ...
  68. 8 Ways to Protect Mutual Funds From a Financial Crisis

    Discover eight strategies you can use to protect your mutual fund investments from the next financial crisis, including which ...
  69. How Mutual Fund Managers Pick Stocks

    Learn about how mutual fund managers choose stocks based on the type of funds they manage and the investment goals of the ...
  70. How Mutual Funds Affect Stock Prices

    Find out how mutual fund trading activity -- and that of other institutional investors -- impacts stock prices, including ...
  71. Looking for a Vanguard Gold ETF or Mutual Fund?

    Explore a detailed analysis of the Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Fund, and learn about its characteristics, modern ...
  72. 3 Emerging Markets Vanguard Funds

    Explore a detailed analysis of three Vanguard emerging markets mutual funds, and learn about the characteristics and suitability ...
  73. 3 Best Vanguard Target Retirement Funds

    Learn about three Vanguard target retirement funds that offer broad diversification and automatic rebalancing as investors ...
  74. Top 6 Preferred Stock ETFs

    A list of top ETFs which invest in preferred stocks and pay regular dividend income
  75. Why Hedge Funds Are Not Living Up to Return Hype

    Hedge funds are supposed to produce better returns while protecting your investments from the downside. Here's why they are ...
  76. Are You Picking the Right 401(k) Funds?

    Learn how to get the right mix of funds for your age, how to identify the best funds offered in your 401(k) plan and red ...
  77. T. Rowe Price’s Top Funds for Retirement

    Finding a retirement fund with strong long-term potential in this environment is like finding a needle in a haystack.
  78. Top Mutual Funds for Aggressive Investors

    Do you like high risk and high reward? If so, these mutual funds — believe it or not — might interest you.
  79. Considerations for Your 401(k) During Volatility

    If you can’t stand to sit tight when it comes to your 401k balance, focus on these five steps to help channel your worries ...
  80. Top 2 Vanguard Energy ETFs and Mutual Funds (VDE)

    Read detailed analyses of an energy exchange-traded fund (ETF) and an energy mutual fund issued by Vanguard, and learn about ...
  81. 4 Reasons Most ETFs are Passively Managed

    Find out the top four reasons most ETFs are passively managed, including the benefits of lower costs, greater tax efficiency ...
  82. Why Are ETF Fees Lower Than Mutual Funds?

    Discover all the reasons ETFs typically have lower fees than mutual funds, including their passive management and the absence ...
  83. 3 Mutual Funds With the Lowest Expense Ratios

    Learn about the three mutual funds that have one of the lowest expense ratios and focus on different investment strategies ...
  84. 3 ETFs with the Lowest Expense Ratios (TFLO)

    Read detailed analyses of three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that have low expense ratios, and learn about the pros and cons ...
  85. 3 Mutual Funds With Russian Exposure

    Learn about the top three mutual funds that focus on investing in Russian equities and other emerging market countries of ...
  86. The Right Management Style for Your 401(k)

    How are you managing your 401(k)? Is your preferred management approach with this significant asset being properly applied?
  87. Are Target-Date Funds Safer in a Reeling Market?

    A look at whether or not target-date funds are safer when markets are volatile.
  88. 3 Index Funds with the Lowest Expense Ratios

    Read detailed information about index mutual funds with some of the lowest expense ratios in their categories, and learn ...
  89. The Best 8 Funds For Regular Dividend Income

    Here's a list of the top mutual funds which pay regular dividends, for frequent income.
  90. How Ray Dalio Made the World's Largest Hedge Fund

    Follow Ray Dalio's journey from adolescent stock trader to running the world's top hedge fund.
  91. What This Market Timing Ruling Means for Investors

    What the Janus Supreme Court ruling on market timing means for investors and advisors.
  92. Alternative Investments: Are They Right for You?

    Alternative investments can provide unique benefits to clients for whom they are suitable. But do your due diligence and ...
  93. When to Use Target-Date Funds

    Learn about the different uses for target-date funds. Understand the risks and considerations for making an investment in ...
  94. How Morningstar Rates and Ranks Mutual Funds

    Find out how Morningstar ranks and rates investments, and why the Morningstar star system is so heavily influenced by modern ...
  95. Debt Mutual Funds Vs. Fixed Deposits

    Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of debt-oriented mutual funds and fixed deposit accounts, including how each ...
  96. Can You Become Rich Investing in Mutual Funds?

    Find out how you can use mutual fund investments to get rich, including which types of funds are best suited for rapid wealth ...
  97. Top Alternatives Assets for Capital Preservation

    At best, alternative investments can help preserve capital by avoiding correlation with stocks and by beating inflation. ...
  98. Don’t Be Fooled Looking at Only Mutual Fund Rankings (MORN)

    Examine the pitfalls of investing in mutual funds based solely on each fund's ranking from major sources such as Morningstar ...
  99. Top 5 Oil Mutual Funds (VGENX, FSENX)

    Discover which mutual funds in the oil industry are top-rated funds, and understand how oil mutual funds can be used within ...
  100. How Are ETFs Rated?

    Exchange-traded funds are popular among many investors. Examine and educate yourself about which variables are rated to determine ...
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