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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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.
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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. ...
  16. Are These BlackRock's Best Target-Date Funds? (LPRAX, STLAX)

    Are these two BlackRock target-date funds good long-term bets?
  17. 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: ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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) ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. Mutual Fund Or ETF: Which Is Right For You?

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

    Learn how investors use strategies to reduce the impact of negative events on investments.
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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.
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. Comparing Wealthfront and Betterment Vs. Indexed Funds

    Find out how Wealthfront and Betterment differ from traditional indexing. Learn about the benefits of diversification, automation ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. The Hidden Fees in 401(k)s

    Learn about the conspicuously disclosed fees that lurk within your 401(k) investments.
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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. ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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.
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. Start Investing With Only $1,000

    Find out what fees and restrictions need to be considered before investing $1,000.
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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.
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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. ...
  71. 5 Tips For Diversifying Your Portfolio

    A diversified portfolio will protect you in a tough market. Get some solid tips here!
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. Are Alternatives Right for Your Portfolio?

    Alternative investments are increasingly making their way into retail investors' portfolios. Are they a good fit?
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. An Overview of Janus Capital Management

    A look at Janus Capital and the funds it manages.
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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.
  87. 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 ...
  88. Finding the Right Mutual Fund: Top Tips

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

    If your portfolio is always falling short, you may not be making an apples-to-apples comparison.
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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.
  92. 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.
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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 ...
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