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  1. Has the Oil Bear Market Just Begun?

    At least one experienced fund manager thinks oil's bear market could last a decade or more.
  2. For Investors Seeking Emerging Market Exposure

    Learn about the state of emerging market stocks, their outlook for 2016, and get a fund analysis of the Oppenheimer Developing ...
  3. Analyze The Top Holdings of Vanguard Star Fund 

    Discover a balanced mutual fund with a moderate allocation split among 11 different actively managed funds, and learn about ...
  4. The Vanguard Effect: Lower Expenses, Higher Returns

    Vanguard distinguishes itself by being the low-cost provider in a crowded field of mutual funds and ETFs.
  5. An Introduction to Stock Market Indices

    Investopedia explains the five most talked about indices and what makes them all different.
  6. Know Their Investment Strategy! (DODBX)

    See the top holdings in the top-performing Dodge & Cox Balanced Fund. This mutual fund was launched in 1931 and has a four-star ...
  7. Know the Similarity and Differences of these Funds

    Mid Cap mutual fund vs. ETF: explore the similarities and differences between VIMSX and MDY.
  8. Which Mutual Funds Rely on Strong M&A ? 

    Read out about three mutual funds that rely on mergers and acquisition (M&A) transactions in the large-cap equity market, ...
  9. Are you a Risk Averse Investor? Read this!

    Explore the Columbia Global Infrastructure Fund’s returns since inception and the factors that may make this fund attractive ...
  10. Things You Never Knew About Fidelity Freedom Fund

    Learn about the Fidelity Freedom 2040 Fund and its investment philosophy, portfolio composition, management, performance ...
  11. Things You Need to Know About Vanguard Health Care

    Find out about the Vanguard Health Care Fund in this fund overview, with information on investment performance and fund management.
  12. The Changing Banking Landscape: Opportunities and Risks For Investors

    Investment management—practiced by banks, serviced by banks, and a competitor against banks—clearly inhabits this landscape, ...
  13. Getting Started In Stocks

    We'll provide a step-by-step introduction on how to invest - and succeed - in this market.
  14. Which Long term Bond Mutual Fund to Avoid in 2016?

    Explore long-term bond mutual funds to avoid in 2016, and learn how rising rates may affect some of the best performing bond ...
  15. Know Where You're Investing!

    Take a look at the top performing mutual funds offered by AllianceBernstein that have the longest established track records, ...
  16. 3 American Century Funds You Need to Know! 

    Discover three top equity mutual funds from American Century Investments, a privately held asset manager with a very unique ...
  17. What Blue Chips Does this Fund Own?

    Learn about the top five investments of the T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund, a large-cap growth fund with a long history ...
  18. Financial Ratios Every Investor Should Know

    Explore the risk metrics of mutual fund DODFX. Learn how beta, R-squared, capture ratios and standard deviation measure systematic ...
  19. 2 Mutual Funds Everyone Should Know About

    Learn about two attractive mutual funds in the moderate allocation category with successful long-term track records and appealing ...
  20. Are Your Retirement Funds Diversified? Try these!

    Learn about Artisan Partners, its history of outperformance compared to its competitors and which three funds to consider ...
  21. Top Rated Fund for Retirement Diversification

    Learn more about Harbor Funds and its top four funds for retirement diversification in 2016, including each fund's manager, ...
  22. FCNTX: Is It Worth Your Investment?

    Explore a risk statistics case study on the Fidelity Contrafund, including its characteristics and how it has performed against ...
  23. FPURX: Overview of Fidelity Puritan Fund

    Learn about Fidelity Investments' mutual fund offerings, collective long term performance, and read specific analysis of ...
  24. ETF Vs Mutual Fund: Who Wins?

    Compare and contrast a popular energy mutual fund, Vanguard Energy Fund Investor Shares, and an ETF, the Energy Select Sector ...
  25. How to Buy Gold With Your 401(k) (FSAGX, IAU)

    Investors seeking to invest in the gold market through their 401(k) account have a long list of options, a lot more than ...
  26. FAIRX: How Did the Portfolio Trend?

    Evaluate the composition of the unique Fairholme Fund, and discover how the fund's makeup has evolved between March 2015 ...
  27. 3 Mutual Funds Focusing on Arbitrage Profits (MERFX, ARBFX)

    Get details on three of the most popular mutual funds for investors interested in arbitrage trading.
  28. Top Lord Abbett Funds for Retirement Diversification (LABFX)

    Learn how to diversify your retirement savings with five mutual funds from Lord Abbett that provide solid, stable returns ...
  29. VTSMX: Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Verizon (VZ)

    Discover the top five largest mutual fund holders of Verizon Communications shares, and learn how their portfolio allocations ...
  30. VTSMX: Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Western Digital (WDC)

    Learn about Western Digital Corporation and the top five mutual funds that hold the company's common shares in their investment ...
  31. VCVLX, VEXPX: 3 Vanguard Equity Fund Underperformers

    Discover three funds from Vanguard Group that consistently underperform their indexes. Learn how consistent most Vanguard ...
  32. What Funds Track Activist Hedge Funds? Here's Two!

    Find out which mutual funds specifically track activist investments, offering small investors the opportunity to invest like ...
  33. FRESX: Fidelity Real Estate Mutual Fund's Holdings Analysis

    Discover the top five holdings in the Fidelity Real Estate Investment Portfolio, a low-cost, four-star rated mutual fund ...
  34. MFAAX: 3 Value Mutual Funds from American Funds

    Learn about value investing and how interest rate hikes benefit mutual funds, and the top three American Funds mutual funds ...
  35. A Risk Statistics Case Study (PTTRX)

    Analyze the risk metrics of the mutual fund PTTRX. Find out what standard deviation, capture ratios and R-squared indicate ...
  36. 3 Mutual Funds that Profit From a Healthy M&A Market (ARBNX)

    Find out which mutual funds to use to profit during a healthy mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market
  37. OAEIX,OPPAX: Oppenheimer Funds’ Top Funds for Retirement

    These four mutual funds are OppenheimerFund's best for retirement portfolios.
  38. PRWCX: T Rowe Price Capital Appreciation Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Learn about the top five largest asset holdings of the T. Rowe Price Capital Appreciation Fund and related financial metrics, ...
  39. Utilities Case Study: XLU (ETF) vs. VUIAX (Mutual Fund)

    Learn about the differences between mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. Compare and contrast a utilities sector mutual ...
  40. Mutual Funds to Avoid While Consumer Spending Is Weak (FSRPX)

    Learn why U.S. consumer spending was weak in the first quarter of 2016. Discover three consumer discretionary mutual funds ...
  41. A Mutual Fund With Most Investment in U.S. Companies (AMCPX)

    AMCPX: Learn about a large-cap growth fund with a 41-year track record that looks to international, mid- and small-cap stocks ...
  42. 3 Portfolio Managers for Growth Mutual Funds (FCNTX)

    Learn about several long-tenured mutual fund managers focusing on growth equities, and take a closer look at their backgrounds ...
  43. Top 5 Wellington Funds for Retirement Diversification (HAIAX)

    Discover the top five Wellington Management funds for retirement diversification in 2016, with a summary and performance ...
  44. FMAGX: Are the Most Popular Mutual Funds Your Best Bet?

    Learn about the dangers that come with investing in the most popular mutual funds and discover how investors can better fill ...
  45. Overview of Fidelity Income and Real Return Funds (FSICX)

    Obtain detailed information about the mutual funds that Fidelity Investments offers in the category of income and real return ...
  46. FDGRX: Fidelity Growth Company Fund's Top 5 Holdings

    Discover the top five holdings of the Fidelity Growth Company Fund, a consistent long-term performance mutual fund.
  47. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Schlumberger (DODFX, SLB)

    Learn about the five largest mutual fund investors in giant oil services firm Schlumberger Limited.
  48. PRHSX: Risk Statistics of Health Sciences Mutual Fund

    Examine the risk metric of the T. Rowe Price Health Sciences Fund. Analyze beta, capture ratios and standard deviation to ...
  49. Top AllianceBernstein Alternative Mutual Funds (ASYLX, AGSIX)

    Discover how to add diversification to a portfolio with nontraditional strategies and investments through three top mutual ...
  50. 3 Eaton Vance Mutual Funds with Long Track Records (EV)

    Discover three Eaton Vance mutual funds with long track records. Review brief descriptions about each fund's management and ...
  51. VTIAX: Overview of Vanguard International Stock Fund

    Explore the top largest holdings of the Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund, VTIAX.
  52. Top 3 AllianceBernstein Multi-asset Mutual Funds (ABAEX)

    Explore three AllianceBernstein multi-asset mutual funds that have relatively strong Morningstar ratings and have beaten ...
  53. Overview of Fidelity Target Date Funds (FFFVX, FFFEX)

    Get an overview of Fidelity's Freedom Funds, with an explanation of the strategy and a brief summary of the Freedom 2005, ...
  54. CAIBX: Overview of American Funds Capital Income Builder

    Learn about the American Funds Capital Income Builder Fund, a world asset allocation fund from Capital Group that focuses ...
  55. Top 4 Mutual Fund Holders of Intel (INTC, VTSMX)

    Discover which mutual funds own the largest stakes in Intel, and learn about the investment style and strategy of each of ...
  56. Global Equity Funds: VHGEX (Mutual Fund) vs. ACWI (ETF)

    Explore the similarities and differences between the holdings, performance and structures of VHGEX and ACWI. Find out why ...
  57. FCNTX: 3 Mutual Funds That Invest in The Private Companies

    Find out which mutual funds are investing in private companies before their initial public offering and how their investments ...
  58. 3 Reasons You Should Understand Investing

    Everyone should learn a few investing basics, even if you plan to hire an investment professional.
  59. Top 3 Mutual Fund Holders of EMC Corp (DODGX, EMC)

    Discover the top three largest mutual fund holders of EMC Corporation shares, and learn if their investment strategy can ...
  60. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of HP (DODGX,HPQ)

    Discover the top 5 mutual fund investors in HP Inc., the computer and printer spinoff from Hewlett-Packard. Read about each ...
  61. Another Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Builds His Gold Position

    Paul Singer of Elliott Management becomes the latest hedge fund manager to seek a refuge in gold.
  62. FUSEX: Fidelity Spartan 500 Index Fund Investor Portfolio Trends

    Evaluate the composition of the Fidelity Spartan 500 Index Fund Investor Shares, and study how the fund's makeup has evolved ...
  63. Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund Portfolio Trends in 2016 (FBGRX)

    Evaluate the composition of the Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund, and learn how its makeup has evolved between March 2015 and ...
  64. AEPGX: Overview of EuroPacific Growth Mutual Fund

    Read about the recent performance, management structure and investment philosophy behind the American Funds EuroPacific Growth ...
  65. FPURX: Fidelity Puritan Fund's Portfolio Trends

    Evaluate the composition of the Fidelity Puritan Fund, and consider how the fund's makeup has evolved between March 2015 ...
  66. VIMAX: Overview of Vanguard Mid Cap Index Fund

    Read an overview of the Vanguard Mid Cap Index Fund Admiral Shares mutual fund, and discover how its portfolio holdings have ...
  67. BCHYX, ADFIX: Top 3 American Century’s Bond Mutual Funds

    Explore three American Century bond mutual funds that have strong risk-adjusted returns, high third-party ratings and low ...
  68. OAKBX: Oakmark Equity & Income Fund's Top Holdings Analysis

    Learn about the top five holdings in the Oakmark Equity and Income fund. The fund has had the same portfolio manager since ...
  69. 3 High-Yielding Corporate Bond Mutual Funds (VICSX, LSDIX)

    Learn what intermediate-term government bond funds are and who should buy them, and discover three high-yielding funds in ...
  70. FAVFX: The Top All Cap Value Mutual Funds

    Understand the benefits of investing in value stocks across all market cap categories, and learn the best all-cap value mutual ...
  71. Top 3 Mutual Fund Holders of Alcoa (FPACX, AA)

    Discover the top three largest mutual fund holders of Alcoa shares and learn if its investment strategy can help your portfolio.
  72. FAIRX: Overview of a Stock Pickers' Mutual Fund

    Find out about the once high-flying Fairholme Fund along with information about its investment performance and its portfolio ...
  73. 4 Investment Manager Excuses to Justify Losses

    While reputable managers will speak candidly about their performance, investors should be on the lookout for excuses.
  74. Overview of Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund (FBGRX)

    Learn about the Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund in this fund overview including information on its investment performance ...
  75. NYVTX: Overview of The Davis New York Venture Fund

    Discover a large-cap growth mutual fund with a 47-year history of selecting companies whose competitive advantages stand ...
  76. VTSMX: Top Mutual Fund Holders of United Technologies

    Learn about the five largest mutual fund investors in United Technologies. Discover an actively managed large-cap fund that ...
  77. VBMFX: Overview of World's Largest Bond Mutual Fund

    VBMFX: Find out top positions in the world's largest bond fund, the Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund.
  78. SNPIX, GRZZX: Overview of 2 Mutual Funds to Short Oil

    Discover the two best funds to short crude oil and learn which fund can help your portfolio profit when oil prices turn bearish ...
  79. 2 AllianceBernstein Mutual Funds With 5 Stars Rating (SNCAX)

    Discover the two mutual funds administered and managed by AllianceBernstein that have received five-star overall ratings ...
  80. 3 Best High-Yielding TIPS Bond Mutual Funds (HARRX, IBRIX)

    Learn how to protect a portion of your portfolio against the effects of inflation, and discover three different investments ...
  81. Top Mutual Fund Holders of Southwest Airlines (VPCCX)

    Discover the five largest mutual fund investors in Southwest Airlines common stock. One actively traded fund has Southwest ...
  82. Owning High Beta Stocks: Mutual Funds (BRSIX) vs. ETFs (IWC)

    Explore differences between accessing high beta stocks with either mutual funds or ETFs, as well as the best options for ...
  83. 5 Index Mutual Funds John Oliver Would Recommend (FUSEX, VIGRX)

    Discover which low-fee index mutual funds John Oliver might recommend for new investors who want to manage their own retirement ...
  84. 5 Largest BlackRock ETFs and Mutual Funds (BLK, IVV)

    Learn about BlackRock's largest exchange-traded funds and mutual funds, which provide exposure to stocks, bonds and active ...
  85. 3 Mutual Funds with Exposure to ETFs (UGOFX, ETFFX)

    Find out why some mutual funds invest in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and learn about three that invest almost exclusively ...
  86. Expensive Global Mutual Funds Worth Your While (NPFCX, TWEBX)

    Learn about three expensive global mutual funds that offer attractive features to investors. These funds have good historical ...
  87. Introducing Top Holdings of Dodge & Cox Income Fund (DODIX)

    DODIX: Examine the top holdings of the Dodge & Cox Income Fund, and gain insight into the fund's performance and potential ...
  88. Fidelity Select Pharma Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis (FPHAX)

    Explore the five largest holdings of the Fidelity Pharmaceuticals Select Portfolio. Learn about the top products and drug ...
  89. VWEHX: 3 Mutual Funds for Investors Looking for Yield

    High yield bond, REITs, High Dividends U.S. Stocks: Discover three high-yielding mutual funds
  90. 5 Health Care Mutual Funds to Avoid (ETCHX)

    Explore five health care mutual funds that lag their sector Sharpe ratios and have higher-than-average expense ratios, leading ...
  91. 3 U.S. Mid-Cap Mutual Funds to Avoid (PAMVX)

    PAMVX,QSCCX,GWSCX: Avoid these three mid-cap mutual funds in 2016 due to unfavorable levels of risk and reward, high fees ...
  92. Top Mutual Fund Holders of PepsiCo (VTSMX)

    Learn about PepsiCo's business and the top mutual funds that hold the shares. The top three holders are index mutual funds, ...
  93. Top Mutual Fund Holders of Exxon Mobil (VTSMX)

    Discover the top three largest mutual fund owners of Exxon Mobil shares, and learn how their portfolios could help your investments.
  94. Top 3 Mutual Funds From Thornburg (THIFX, THOAX)

    Learn about the Thornburg family of mutual funds and the top three funds that you should consider for retirement diversification ...
  95. DODFX: Overview of International Stock Mutual Fund

    Learn about the Dodge & Cox International Stock Fund, and explore an analysis of its investment strategy, portfolio and management ...
  96. Top Mutual Fund Holders of Johnson Controls (VWNFX)

    Discover the five largest mutual fund investors in Johnson Controls a 130 -year -old manufacturing company engaged in a tax ...
  97. Overview of Vanguard High-Yield Corporate Fund (VWEHX)

    Learn about the Vanguard High-Yield Corporate Fund and its investment philosophy, portfolio, management, performance and ...
  98. Retail Sector ETF (XRT) vs. Mutual Fund (VCDAX) Case Study

    Discover if the Vanguard Consumer Discretionary Fund Admiral Shares is the better investment over the SPDR S&P Retail ETF, ...
  99. Top 2 Mutual Funds With Exposure to REITs (TRREX, TIREX)

    Learn more about these two real estate mutual funds. By investing in real estate investment trusts, these two funds offer ...
  100. Top 5 Mutual Fund Companies by Customer Service (BLK, DB)

    Find out which mutual fund companies receive the highest satisfaction ratings from their clients for providing the best customer ...
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