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  1. Vanguard Fixed-Income Index Funds Overview

    Get an overview of Vanguard's fixed-income index funds, and learn about the characteristics of Vanguard Group and the array ...
  2. Starboard Value: An Activist Investor Analysis

    Read about the aggressive and successful activist strategy employed by Jeffrey Smith, head of New York-based hedge fund Starboard ...
  3. J.C. Penney: An Activist Investment Analysis (JCP)

    Learn about Pershing Square's activist investment with J.C. Penney. Discover what strategies Bill Ackman tried to implement ...
  4. 3 J.P. Morgan Funds Rated 5 Stars by Morningstar (JPM)

    Discover the top three mutual funds managed and administered by JPMorgan Chase & Company that have received four- or five-star ...
  5. 3 Funds That Stand Tall in Market Downturns

    Learn about how you can protect your portfolio from 2008-like disaster with these three funds that stood tall and outperformed ...
  6. 3 MassMutual Funds Rated 5 Stars by Morningstar

    Learn about MassMutual, its track record since opening its doors in 1851 and the top three of its funds to consider with ...
  7. 3 Prudential Funds Rated 5 Stars by Morningstar

    Learn about Prudential, its mutual fund offerings and the top three Prudential funds rated five stars by Morningstar Investment ...
  8. 3 Dodge & Cox Funds Rated 5 Stars by Morningstar

    Discover the top three mutual funds administered and managed by Dodge & Cox that have received high ratings from Morningstar ...
  9. 3 BlackRock Funds Rated 5 Stars by Morningstar

    Discover three five-star Morningstar-rated mutual funds from BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager. Learn how expense ...
  10. 3 Voya Funds Rated 5 Stars by Morningstar (VOYA)

    Discover three mutual funds administered and managed by Voya Financial that have each earned a five-star overall rating from ...
  11. 3 Fidelity Funds Rated 5 Stars by Morningstar

    Discover three Fidelity mutual funds that have received five-star overall ratings from Morningstar.
  12. 3 American Funds Rated 5 Stars by Morningstar

    Learn about the top three mutual funds administered and managed by American Funds that have received five-star overall ratings ...
  13. Top 5 Positions in Paul Tudor Jones' Portfolio

    Examine the top five positions in the portfolio of Paul Tudor Jones in his asset management firm and hedge fund, Tudor Investment ...
  14. 3 ETFs for High Net Worth Individuals (CSM, QAI)

    Examine some of the exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that are designed to appeal to high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) through ...
  15. Fidelity Money Market Funds Overview

    Learn key information about the wide variety of money market mutual funds that Fidelity Investments offers investors seeking ...
  16. Better for Young Investors: ETFs or Mutual Funds?

    Choosing ETFs versus mutual funds can be a tough decision for young investors. Here are some things to consider for each.
  17. Investment Strategy Case Study: Traditional Vs. Alternatives for 2016

    Learn more about some types of alternative investments and why you should consider adding them in your portfolio in 2016.
  18. 3 Best Global Equity Index Mutual Funds

    Discover three no-load and low-fee global equity index mutual funds that can add worldwide diversification and steady returns ...
  19. 3 Mutual Funds That Can Best Weather Economic Downturns

    Discover three mutual funds that can protect investors in an economic downturn. Learn about a fund that can make you big ...
  20. 5 Strategies for Your New SEP Account in 2016

    Discover five trading strategies that are perfect for Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) investors. Learn how to take advantage ...
  21. The Top 4 Manning & Napier Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Learn about four mutual funds administered and managed by Manning & Napier that can help investors diversify their retirement ...
  22. Top 4 State Street Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016 (STT)

    Discover analyses of the four best State Street Funds that could be allocated to provide diversification to a retirement ...
  23. Corvex Management: An Activist Investor Analysis

    Read about activist hedge fund Corvex Management and its founder, Keith Meister, who is a sometimes abrasive and emotional, ...
  24. Top 3 First Pacific Advisors Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Learn about three mutual funds from First Pacific Advisors for including in a well-diversified retirement portfolio. Discover ...
  25. Top 3 UBS Global Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Learn about UBS's asset management business, past mutual fund performance and the top three UBS mutual funds to consider ...
  26. ValueAct Capital: An Activist Investor Analysis

    Read an in-depth review of activist hedge fund ValueAct Capital, which saw nearly all of its 2015 gains eliminated in a matter ...
  27. Invesco’s Top Funds for Retirement

    Here's a list of Invesco investments—retirement funds—that may work for you if you have the time to let them mature over ...
  28. Top 4 Royce Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover four of The Royce Funds mutual funds suitable for diversifying retirement portfolios that focus on investing in ...
  29. Top 3 VALIC Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Learn about the VALIC fund family, its performance relative to its peers and the top three VALIC funds to consider for retirement ...
  30. The 4 Best T. Rowe Price Funds for Growth Investors in 2016 (TROW)

    Discover the four best mutual funds administered and managed by T. Rowe Price that specialize in investing in stocks of growth ...
  31. The 3 Best T. Rowe Price Funds for Value Investors in 2016

    Read analyses of the top three T. Rowe Price value funds open to new investors, and learn about their investment objectives ...
  32. Top 3 Lazard Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Learn about Lazard Asset Management, its long history of strong performance and the top three Lazard funds to consider for ...
  33. How liquid are Fidelity mutual funds?

    Review the liquidity features of mutual fund shares and an overview of Fidelity mutual funds. Most investors look for convenient ...
  34. Which Fund Share Class is Best for Retirement?

    Mutual funds are a popular investment for retirement. Here's how to choose the best share class when investing in them.
  35. HF Performance Report: Did Hedge Funds Earn Their Fee in 2015?

    Find out whether hedge funds, which have come under tremendous pressure to improve their performance, managed to earn their ...
  36. Top 5 Wellington Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover the top five Wellington Management funds for retirement diversification in 2016, with a summary and performance ...
  37. 3 Morgan Stanley Funds Rated 5 Stars by Morningstar

    Discover the three best mutual funds administered and managed by Morgan Stanley that received five-star overall ratings from ...
  38. Top 3 Voya Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Learn about Voya Investment Management's mutual fund offerings and the three Voya funds to consider for retirement diversification ...
  39. Bill Ackman's 2 Best Investments (GGP, CP)

    Learn about the two best investments Ackman ever made. Ackman has demonstrated a consistent track record of success in all ...
  40. George Soros: 3 Best Investments Ever

    Learn about some of the most successful trades famed investor George Soros has made during his career, including a billion ...
  41. Where Does Bill Ackman Keep His Money?

    Learn about where prominent hedge fund manager Bill Ackman keeps his money. See how his short position in Herbalife has not ...
  42. Pimco’s Top Funds for Retirement Income

    Once you're living off the money you've saved for retirement, is it invested in the right assets? Here are some from PIMCO ...
  43. Elliott Management: An Activist Investor Analysis (HES, CTXS)

    Learn about the activist investor strategies used by Elliott Management. Read about the fund's positions in Hess Corp., Citrix ...
  44. 3 AllianceBernstein Funds that Are Rated 5 Stars by Morningstar

    Discover the top three mutual funds administered and managed by AllianceBernstein that have received five-star overall ratings ...
  45. Top 4 Davis Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover the four best mutual funds managed by Davis Advisors that pursue different investment strategies that can help diversify ...
  46. Is Morningstar’s Star System An Effective Ranking Tool? (MORN)

    Learn why Morningstar's star rating system is not always a great predictor of future performance, and why investors should ...
  47. 5 Vanguard Fixed Income Fund Underperformers

    Learn about three Vanguard fixed income mutual funds that underperform compared to their benchmark indexes. Find out why ...
  48. Top 5 Natixis Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover five mutual funds from Natixis Funds that provide high income, growth and preservation of capital while diversifying ...
  49. 4 Mutual Funds You Wish You Could Include In Your 401(k)

    Discover four mutual funds everybody wishes were in their 401(k)s. Learn which five-star-rated no-load funds leave their ...
  50. Top 3 Allianz Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover the top three Allianz funds for retirement diversification in 2016, with a summary of the portfolio's managers, ...
  51. 3 PIMCO Funds Rated 5 Stars by Morningstar

    Learn about three fixed income mutual funds managed by Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) that have received five-star ...
  52. 3 Invesco Funds Rated 5 Stars by Morningstar

    Learn about the top three mutual funds administered and managed by Invesco Ltd. that have received a five-star overall rating ...
  53. The Top 4 Russell Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover four mutual funds administered and managed by Russell Investments that would add diversification benefits to a retirement ...
  54. The 3 Best American Funds for the Income Seeker in 2016

    Learn about American Funds' mutual fund offerings, their past performance compared to peers and three American funds to consider ...
  55. 5 Low Fee Lord Abbett Mutual Funds

    Learn about five low expense ratio Lord Abbett mutual funds and the key characteristics about each mutual fund's top holdings, ...
  56. 3 Long-Term Investing Strategies With Strong Track Records

    Learn why discipline and a statistically valid investment strategy can help an investor limit losses and beat the market ...
  57. There's a Reason They're Called Junk Bonds

    The closing of Third Avenue Managemet's Focused Credit Fund is a warning to investors and advisors. Beware the junk.
  58. Top 3 PIMCO Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Explore analyses of the top three PIMCO funds for 2016 and learn how these funds can be used to create a diversified retirement ...
  59. The 3 Best Downside Protection Equity Mutual Funds

    Learn how it is possible to profit in a bear market by owning the correct selection of mutual funds that provide downside ...
  60. The 4 Best Lord Abbett Mutual Funds

    Discover the four best mutual funds administered and managed by Lord, Abbett & Co., LLC that offer investors a wide variety ...
  61. Tribune Media: An Activist Investment Analysis (TRCO)

    Learn more about the breakup of Tribune Company, once a powerful newspaper and broadcasting giant, and the role of activist ...
  62. Air Products and Chemicals: An Activist Investment Analysis (APD)

    Learn about the productive, and uncommonly friendly, activist investment made by Bill Ackman into Air Products and Chemicals.
  63. The 3 Best Vanguard Funds for Value Investors in 2016

    Find out which of Vanguard's value funds are the best for building a solid core-satellite value investing strategy for your ...
  64. The 4 Best American Funds for Growth Investors in 2016

    Discover four excellent growth funds from American Funds, one of the country's premier mutual fund families with a history ...
  65. 5 Questions First Time Investors Should Ask in 2016

    Learn five of the most important questions you need to ask if you are a new investor planning on starting an investment program ...
  66. The 5 Best US Small Cap Value Index Mutual Funds

    Find out which index mutual funds do the best at investing in small-cap value stocks for higher potential returns at the ...
  67. The 5 Best T. Rowe Price Funds for the Income Seeker in 2016 (TROW)

    Find out which T. Rowe Price mutual funds to use to create a diversified income portfolio for current income, income growth ...
  68. The 4 Best Vanguard Funds for Growth Investors in 2016

    Discover four mutual funds managed by the Vanguard Group that would be attractive for investors interested in investing in ...
  69. Building My Portfolio with BlackRock ETFs and Mutual Funds (ITOT, IXUS)

    Find out how to construct the ideal investment portfolio utilizing BlackRock's tools, resources and its popular low-cost ...
  70. The 3 Best American Funds for Value Investors in 2016

    Learn about value investing and how interest rate hikes benefit mutual funds, and the top three American Funds mutual funds ...
  71. Top 3 Thornburg Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Learn about the Thornburg family of mutual funds and the top three funds that you should consider for retirement diversification ...
  72. The Top 3 Oakmark Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Learn about what makes Oakmark Funds desirable for retirement investing. Read about the top three Oakmark funds to research ...
  73. Top 3 Artisan Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Learn about Artisan Partners, its history of outperformance compared to its competitors and which three funds to consider ...
  74. The 4 Best Fidelity Funds for Income Seekers in 2016

    Discover the four best fixed-income mutual funds administered and managed by Fidelity Investments suitable for income-seeking ...
  75. SRI Funds and Your 401(k): What You Need to Know

    Socially responsible, green and impact investing options are now DoL-approved for 401(k) plans. Here's what investors should ...
  76. Icahn's Bet on Cheniere Energy: Should You Follow?

    Investing legend Carl Icahn continues to lose money on Cheniere Energy, but he's increasing his stake. Should you follow ...
  77. The Top 5 Northern Trust Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover how to use Northern Trust mutual funds to create a highly diversified and moderately conservative portfolio with ...
  78. 3 Things About International Investing and Currency

    As world monetary policy continues to diverge rocking bottom on interest rates while the Fed raises them, expect currencies ...
  79. Jana Partners: An Activist Investor Analysis

    Learn about Jana Partners, a hedge fund founded by Barry Rosenstein. Read about new positions in ConAgra and Qualcomm the ...
  80. 4 Expensive Mutual Fund Mistakes to Avoid

    Mutual funds are a good way to balance your asset allocation but there some potentially expensive pitfalls investors need ...
  81. The 4 Best Vanguard Funds for Income Seekers in 2016

    Discover four mutual funds administered and managed by the Vanguard Group that would be suitable for income-seeking investors ...
  82. Under Pressure: Eyeing Pershing Square's Holdings

    A look at Pershing Square's recent performance, portfolio and future outlook. Should investors follow the money?
  83. The Top 5 Buffalo Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover the top five Buffalo Funds for retirement diversification in 2016, with a summary of each fund, including manager ...
  84. 6 Best California-based Mutual Funds

    Discover six market-leading mutual funds from top asset managers based in California. Learn about mutual fund families that ...
  85. Top 5 American Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover five mutual funds from industry leader American Funds with high yields that are perfect for retirement savings diversification.
  86. 3 Vanguard Equity Fund Underperformers

    Discover three funds from Vanguard Group that consistently underperform their indexes. Learn how consistent most Vanguard ...
  87. The 4 Best Fidelity Funds for Value Investors in 2016

    Discover the four best mutual funds administered and managed by Fidelity Investments that specialize in investing in value ...
  88. 3 Mutual Funds Your Financial Advisor Should Have Recommended Last Year

    Discover three mutual funds that were top performers in 2015, outperforming not their peers as well as their own benchmark ...
  89. The Top 4 Credit Suisse Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover the top four Credit Suisse funds for retirement diversification in 2016, complete with a description of each fund ...
  90. The 4 Best BlackRock Mutual Funds for Your Roth IRA (BLK)

    Discover the four best mutual funds administered and managed by BlackRock that invest in a wide variety of fixed income and ...
  91. Mutual Fund Fact Sheets: What You Need to Know

    Novice or experienced investors should read mutual fund sheets. Fees and explanations will be discussed providing valuable ...
  92. When Is the Right Time to Change From Mutual Funds to ETFs

    Find out how to determine when it's the right time for you to switch from mutual funds to ETFs, including the benefits of ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. Comparing the Best Rated Mutual Funds

    Learn which mutual funds are the top rated, and compare each fund based on performance, ownership expenses, diversification ...
  95. 5 Vanguard Fixed Income Fund Outperformers

    Discover analyses of three Vanguard fixed-income funds that have historically outperformed their benchmark indexes, and learn ...
  96. Dow Chemical: An Activist Investment Analysis (DOW)

    Read about how an activist hedge fund demanded changes at Dow Chemical. Learn about deal structure of the proposed merger ...
  97. New Year, New Investing Strategy: Exploring ETFs

    Whether you’re a seasoned investor or new to the markets, you need to learn as much as you can about the present environment ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. The Top 5 Small-Cap Core Mutual Funds for 2016

    Discover five mutual funds that specialize in investing in core small-market capitalization stocks traded on U.S. stock exchanges.
  100. Mutual Funds: Don’t Overpay for Them

    Over the past several years, the average expense ratio that fund companies charge has dropped. For most investors, that means ...
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