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  1. Can Industrial Metals Make a Comeback? (RIO, FCX)

    The industrial metals sector should turn higher when the GDPs of BRIC nations stabilize or when Western nations shift into ...
  2. Benchmark Your Returns With Indexes

    If your portfolio is always falling short, you may not be making an apples-to-apples comparison.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. The Best Funds for Capital Preservation

    If you’re looking for relative resiliency to challenging economic conditions while picking up a little yield, consider these ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. The Best Way to Pick a Mutual Fund

    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, ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. How Mutual Funds Affect Stock Prices

    Find out how mutual fund trading activity -- and that of other institutional investors -- impacts stock prices, including ...
  19. Vanguard Funds From Emerging Markets: Top 3

    Explore a detailed analysis of three Vanguard emerging markets mutual funds, and learn about the characteristics and suitability ...
  20. 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.
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. The Best 8 Funds For Regular Dividend Income

    Here's a list of the top mutual funds which pay regular dividends, for frequent income.
  24. 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 ...
  25. Debt Mutual Funds Vs. Fixed Deposits

    Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of debt-oriented mutual funds and fixed deposit accounts, including how each ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. How Interest Rates Affect Mutual Funds

    Find out how changing interest rates impact mutual funds, including bond and money market funds, and how higher rates can ...
  28. Passively Managed Vs. Actively Managed Mutual Funds: Which is Better?

    Learn about the differences between actively and passively managed mutual funds, and for which types of investors each management ...
  29. What Exactly Are Arbitrage Mutual Funds?

    Learn about arbitrage funds and how this type of investment generates profits by taking advantage of price differentials ...
  30. How to Sell Mutual Funds to Your Clients

    Learn about the various talking points you should cover when discussing mutual funds with clients and how explaining their ...
  31. Mutual Funds Are Not FDIC Insured: Here Is Why

    Find out why mutual funds are not insured by the FDIC, including why the FDIC was created and how to minimize your risk with ...
  32. How to Find Mutual Funds With High Dividends

    Learn about the important factors to consider when looking for mutual funds that pay high dividends, including how they may ...
  33. The Basics of How Mutual Funds Are Rated

    Learn how the major rating agencies assign mutual fund ratings. Understand what these ratings measure and how they are different ...
  34. Top 4 Utilities Mutual Funds

    Discover which mutual funds in the utilities industry are top rated, and learn how investors can include utilities as part ...
  35. Trading Mutual Funds For Beginners

    Learn about the basics of trading and investing in mutual funds. Understand how the fees charged by mutual funds can impact ...
  36. The 4 Biggest Bond Myths

    Bonds can be a great addition to a portfolio but be aware of these four myths.
  37. Best Performing Mutual Funds in the Last 10 Years

    Learn more about the top four best-performing mutual funds based on their total percentage investment return for the past ...
  38. 3 Strategies for Trading Mutual Funds

    Learn some of the most commonly used investment strategies employed by mutual fund managers or that can be employed by individual ...
  39. How Tax-Efficient Is Your Mutual Fund?

    Learn about factors that influence the tax-efficiency of your mutual fund, how income from your investment is taxed and what ...
  40. The Benefits of Picking Mutual Funds Over Individual Stocks

    Learn about the advantages of investing in mutual funds rather than individual stocks, including the benefits of affordability, ...
  41. Understanding Taxes on Mutual Funds Dividends

    Learn about the basics of mutual fund dividend taxation, including how and why mutual funds pay dividends and when different ...
  42. 3 Mutual Funds That Hold Facebook Stock (FB)

    Explore detailed analysis of three mutual funds that include common stock of social media giant Facebook, Inc. in their top ...
  43. Alpha and Beta for Beginners

    An in-depth look at what alpha and beta are and what they measure.
  44. Play the Bear Market With Top Bear Market Funds (EUM)

    Worried of an imminent bear market? Play it safe with these top funds designed to benefit from declines in the stock market.
  45. 3 Mutual Funds That Hold Netflix Stock (NFLX, FCNTX)

    Discover three mutual funds that allocate the largest percentage of their assets to Netflix, and learn these funds' investment ...
  46. A Statistical Look at Passive Vs. Active Management

    Find out what the data has to say about the passive management Vs. active management debate, and why there isn't necessarily ...
  47. The Lipper Rating System Explained

    Take a closer look at how Lipper Inc., a subsidiary of Thomson Reuters, determines the ratings for mutual funds in its Lipper ...
  48. Top 4 European Stock Mutual Funds (PRESX, TEMIX)

    Learn about four of the largest and most popular European stock mutual funds in the market, including options for active ...
  49. Go-Anywhere Funds Sometimes Go Nowhere

    Go long, go short, go stocks, go bonds, these funds can go anywhere. Here is how flexible go-anywhere funds work and how ...
  50. A Guide For Picking Long Term Mutual Funds

    Learn about considerations for investors when buying shares in a mutual fund for a long-term investment, including fees, ...
  51. 3 Mutual Funds that Hold Google Stock

    Discover the top three mutual funds that dedicate the largest percentage of their total assets to Google, Inc. stock.
  52. 5 Mutual Funds that Hold Berkshire Hathaway Stock (BRK.A, BRK.B)

    Discover the top five mutual funds most heavily weighted with Berkshire Hathaway stock, and the percentage of their assets ...
  53. 4 Mutual Funds that Hold Tesla Stock (TSLA)

    Obtain information on the four mutual funds that have significant allocations to Tesla Motors, Inc. in their major portfolio ...
  54. 4 Mutual Funds that Hold Apple Stock (AAPL, FCNTX)

    Discover mutual funds offering the most substantial percentage of holdings in Apple, Inc. stock that investors can use to ...
  55. Top 5 Precious Metals Mutual Funds

    Obtain information and analysis of some of the top-rated and most popular mutual funds that offer investors exposure to the ...
  56. Top 5 Bear Market Mutual Funds (GRZZX, BEARX)

    Discover five bear market mutual funds that investors can turn to for generating maximum capital appreciation during a bear ...
  57. 4 Mutual Funds to Consider If Interest Rates Rise

    Learn what mutual funds will perform best if interest rates rise. Interest rates can rise due to inflation or to an improving ...
  58. Top 5 Chinese Mutual Funds (MCDFX, FHKCX)

    Learn about some of the most popular and best performing mutual funds that offer investors exposure to the important emerging ...
  59. No Load Vs. Index Fund: Is One Better Than the Other?

    Find out how no-load funds, index mutual funds and ETFs can help investors boost returns just by cutting down on expenses ...
  60. The 5 Biggest Financial Advisory Firms in the US (ALV, JPM)

    Read about the five largest financial advisory services firms in the United States, including big names such as Vanguard ...
  61. How to Reinvest Dividends

    Reinvesting dividends is almost always a good idea if you intend to hold your shares for the long term, and there are several ...
  62. The Daily Routine Of A Hedge Fund Manager

    What does a hedge fund manager's day really look like? Investopedia provides an inside look at the routine.
  63. Single Stocks in Your Portfolio: Pros and Cons

    It can be rewarding to invest in well-performing companies, but single stocks can present some downside for your portfolio, ...
  64. Hedge Fund Balance Sheet Example

    What once was a niche investment vehicle for the ultra-rich, the hedge fund industry has grown to more than $2.5 billion ...
  65. Finding a Top Financial Advisor in Canada

    Choosing a financial advisor is a difficult and important job. A ranking of Canadian advisors can help you make the right ...
  66. Stock Trading Pitfalls: Freeriding (BSX, JNJ)

    If you're not familiar with freeriding and you're trading stocks, you should be. Although it sometimes happens unintentionally, ...
  67. The Basics Of The New Exchange-Traded Mutual Funds

    We explore how NASDAQ's new product exchange-traded mutual funds work, their benefits, and how they can impact the fund market.
  68. How Mutual Funds Are Taxed in the U.S.

    A look at how mutual funds are taxed and how investors can be more tax efficient.
  69. Top Skills Hedge Funds Look For In Job Candidates

    Lucrative salary, high perks, and best quantitative brains at work. What are the top skills a candidate needs to get a job ...
  70. Why Hedge Fund Managers Make Good Advisory Clients

    Super-busy hedge fund managers should be viewed as an opportunity for sophisticated financial advisors who can step in and ...
  71. Target Date Funds: More Popular, Cheaper Than Ever

    How target date funds can help investors weather volatility when it comes to saving for retirement.
  72. How To Start a Hedge Fund In the United States

    A general overview of how to start a hedge fund firm in the United States, including complying with state and federal regulations. ...
  73. How To Start A Hedge Fund In The UK

    Starting a new hedge fund in the United Kingdom is more complex than in the United States. We discuss UK laws and regulations ...
  74. Want To Work At a Hedge Fund? These Are The Top Entry-Level Jobs

    Lucrative salary, high perks, and best quantitative brains at work - Here are the common entry level positions for those ...
  75. How To Mimic A Hedge Fund Strategy

    Hedge fund replication strategies are beneficial to individual investors who would like hedge fund-like returns without the ...
  76. How To Start A Hedge Fund In Canada

    Would-be hedge fund managers in Canada need to understand the laws and regulations that must be followed in order to start ...
  77. How To Apply Technical Indicators To Mutual Funds

    Mutual funds do not readily lend themselves to technical analysis, but investors can use common indicators to evaluate mutual ...
  78. Should Investors Nix Actively Managed Funds?

    Index fund returns are on a tear but does this mean investors should nix actively managed funds?
  79. Top 10 Mutual Funds for 2015

    These 10 mutual funds offer strong potential for 2015. Here's why.
  80. Pimco vs. Vanguard: A Comparison

    A look at the similarities and differences of asset management giants Pimco and Vanguard.
  81. Five Janus Mutual Funds With High Alpha

    A look at some of the alpha-generating equity funds from Janus.
  82. PIMCO vs. BlackRock (BLK): A Tale of the Tape

    A look at the world's biggest bond manager and the world's largest asset manager.
  83. Brokers Comparison: OptionsXpress Vs. OptionsHouse

    OptionsXpress and OptionsBroker -- each offers a price mix and set of services suitable for certain investors based on their ...
  84. How Important Is Tape Reading In Modern Markets? (SPY, QQQ)

    Tape readers interpret complex background data during the market day to gain a definable trading edge over the competition.
  85. Goal-Based Investing: A Strategy Everyone Should Know

    Goal-based investing seems like an obvious tactic. But many investors have only a vague idea what their goals are, much less ...
  86. What Funds Does Janus Have?

    With the addition of 'Bond King' Bill Gross, Janus is a changed firm. Here's what its fund lineup looks like now.
  87. 5 Things You Need To Know About Index Funds

    Index funds, at their best, offer a low-cost way for investors to track popular stock and bond market indexes. But not all ...
  88. Pimco Investor? Consider This Before Bailing

    If you own a Pimco bond fund, consider this advice before you drop the firm over the departure of Bill Gross.
  89. Cut Your Tax Bill With Donor-Advised Funds

    Beat the tax man come April 15 by investing in a charity-friendly fund.
  90. What Will Become of Berkshire Hathaway Beyond Buffett?

    Warren Buffett, who has become almost synonymous with the term “investor,” remains robust, but at 83 is clearly somewhere ...
  91. Are Mutual Funds Doomed?

    Decreases in mutual fund classes and the growing use of ETFs means the future of mutual funds will be anything but smooth. ...
  92. Money Market Funds: Enough Regulation Already?

    Since September, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been sitting on proposed rules for money market mutual ...
  93. Right Fund For You: Closed End Or Open End Fund?

    Open-end and closed-end funds are vehicles that enable investors to invest in professionally-managed portfolios of securities. ...
  94. Mutual Funds: Does Size Really Matter?

    The growth of mutual funds isn't always cause for celebration. Read on to find out why.
  95. Are Hedged Mutual Funds For You?

    Long the purview of institutional investors and ultra-wealthy individuals, financial services firms are making alternative ...
  96. Broadening Your Portfolio's Borders

    Find out what type of international fund might suit your needs in gaining exposure to foreign markets.
  97. The Multiple Strategies Of Hedge Funds

    Hedge fund investors or potential investors need to understand how much risk hedge funds take in making money.
  98. What Are Hedge Funds?

    Hedge funds may be similar to mutual funds in some ways, but they differ in other ways like fee structure. Is a hedge fund ...
  99. Fund Of Funds - High Society For The Little Guy

    Like a mutual fund, FOFs provide instant diversity by grouping many hedge funds into one product.
  100. A Top-Down Approach To Investing

    Use a global view to determine which stocks belong in your portfolio.
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