InvestorPlace » Mutual Funds http://investorplace.com Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:15:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 3 Best Mutual Funds for Junk Bonds http://investorplace.com/2014/07/best-mutual-funds-junk-bonds/ http://investorplace.com/2014/07/best-mutual-funds-junk-bonds/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:58:25 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=543277 If you want to buy the best mutual funds to play junk bonds, you need to find the best high-yield bond fund managers.

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If you want to buy the best mutual funds to play junk bonds, you need to find the best high-yield bond fund managers.

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Vanguard Lawsuit Could Rock the Entire Mutual Fund Industry http://investorplace.com/2014/07/vanguard-lawsuit/ http://investorplace.com/2014/07/vanguard-lawsuit/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:03:29 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=544199 A recent lawsuit makes some pretty major allegations about Vanguard's 'at-cost' structure -- and it could have seismic implications for the fund industry.

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A recent lawsuit makes some pretty major allegations about Vanguard's 'at-cost' structure -- and it could have seismic implications for the fund industry.

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5 Top Mutual Funds to Own From Janus Funds http://investorplace.com/2014/07/5-top-mutual-funds-janus-funds/ http://investorplace.com/2014/07/5-top-mutual-funds-janus-funds/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:44:27 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=467976 Janus Funds provides something for every type of investor, but here's a look at what I think are the top mutual funds from this particular provider.

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Janus Funds provides something for every type of investor, but here's a look at what I think are the top mutual funds from this particular provider.

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The Very Best of Janus Funds http://investorplace.com/2014/07/best-janus-funds/ http://investorplace.com/2014/07/best-janus-funds/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:00:15 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=540957 Check out the best funds Janus has to offer and see if any of their high-flying funds of the 90s have returned to glory.

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Check out the best funds Janus has to offer and see if any of their high-flying funds of the 90s have returned to glory.

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The Best and Worst Times to Invest in Growth Funds http://investorplace.com/2014/07/growth-funds-market-timing/ http://investorplace.com/2014/07/growth-funds-market-timing/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:20:22 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=538933 There is a best time to invest in growth funds and there is a worst time to invest in growth funds. But how does one take advantage of the best and avoid the worst?

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There is a best time to invest in growth funds and there is a worst time to invest in growth funds. But how does one take advantage of the best and avoid the worst?

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The Best Fidelity Funds for Aggressive Investors http://investorplace.com/2014/07/best-fidelity-funds-aggressive-investors/ http://investorplace.com/2014/07/best-fidelity-funds-aggressive-investors/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:58:50 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=538446 Fidelity Investments is one of the best fund families for aggressive investors thanks to its many low-cost, well-managed growth stock funds.

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Fidelity Investments is one of the best fund families for aggressive investors thanks to its many low-cost, well-managed growth stock funds.

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The Worst Mutual Funds of 2014 http://investorplace.com/2014/07/worst-mutual-funds-2014/ http://investorplace.com/2014/07/worst-mutual-funds-2014/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:35:56 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=537948 Could the losers of the first half of 2014 be the winners of the second half? Will the poor performance continue or might the worst performing funds be bargains to buy now? What explains such under-performance?

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Could the losers of the first half of 2014 be the winners of the second half? Will the poor performance continue or might the worst performing funds be bargains to buy now? What explains such under-performance?

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Do You Know This Dirty Little Secret About Mutual Funds? http://investorplace.com/2014/07/mutual-funds-secret/ http://investorplace.com/2014/07/mutual-funds-secret/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:29:33 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=535324 Here's what the mutual fund industry doesn't want you to know.

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Here's what the mutual fund industry doesn't want you to know.

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Best Vanguard Funds to Buy for Target Date 2035 Retirement http://investorplace.com/2014/07/vanguard-funds-to-buy-target-date-2035-retirement/ http://investorplace.com/2014/07/vanguard-funds-to-buy-target-date-2035-retirement/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:33:25 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=537913 Looking to retire in 20 years? You're likely in your prime earnings years. Here are the best Vanguard Funds for target date 2035.

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Looking to retire in 20 years? You're likely in your prime earnings years. Here are the best Vanguard Funds for target date 2035.

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Who Would Win the ‘World Cup of Mutual Funds’? http://investorplace.com/2014/07/win-world-cup-mutual-funds/ http://investorplace.com/2014/07/win-world-cup-mutual-funds/#comments Sat, 05 Jul 2014 09:45:48 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=537152 The U.S. lost in the World Cup, but domestic stock mutual funds look a little more competitive compared to other WC countries and regions.

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The U.S. lost in the World Cup, but domestic stock mutual funds look a little more competitive compared to other WC countries and regions.

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Midyear Review – The Best Mutual Funds of 2014 http://investorplace.com/2014/07/best-mutual-funds-of-2014/ http://investorplace.com/2014/07/best-mutual-funds-of-2014/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:20:51 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=536613 We look at some of the best mutual funds of 2014's first half, as well as what this performance tells us about market conditions going forward.

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We look at some of the best mutual funds of 2014's first half, as well as what this performance tells us about market conditions going forward.

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5 Best Vanguard Funds to Buy for Target Date 2030 Retirement http://investorplace.com/2014/06/best-vanguard-funds-buy-target-date-2030/ http://investorplace.com/2014/06/best-vanguard-funds-buy-target-date-2030/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:45:21 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=535178 You're going to need some added oomph if you've got roughly 15-20 years before retirement. Here's a look at some of the best Vanguard funds for target date 2030.

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You're going to need some added oomph if you've got roughly 15-20 years before retirement. Here's a look at some of the best Vanguard funds for target date 2030.

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Why These 5 Mutual Funds Are Beating the S&P 500 http://investorplace.com/2014/06/5-mutual-funds-sp-500/ http://investorplace.com/2014/06/5-mutual-funds-sp-500/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:34:56 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=535354 We look at five mutual funds significantly beating the S&P 500 Index in 2014 -- and more importantly, what this strong outperformance means.

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We look at five mutual funds significantly beating the S&P 500 Index in 2014 -- and more importantly, what this strong outperformance means.

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Pimco’s Biggest Problem (Other Than Bill Gross) http://investorplace.com/2014/06/pimco-problem-bill-gross/ http://investorplace.com/2014/06/pimco-problem-bill-gross/#comments Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:12:28 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=534299 Massive outflows at Pimco may lead to bigger problems that prove to be too much for Bond King, Bill Gross, to manage.

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Massive outflows at Pimco may lead to bigger problems that prove to be too much for Bond King, Bill Gross, to manage.

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5 Oppenheimer Mutual Funds to Power Your Portfolio http://investorplace.com/2014/06/oppenheimer-funds-mutual-funds/ http://investorplace.com/2014/06/oppenheimer-funds-mutual-funds/#comments Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:00:55 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=523836 After combing through the product offerings of Oppenheimer Funds, we've come up with a solid list of 5 mutual funds to own.

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After combing through the product offerings of Oppenheimer Funds, we've come up with a solid list of 5 mutual funds to own.

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3 Better Bond Funds Than Pimco Total Return http://investorplace.com/2014/06/bond-funds-pimco-total-return-bill-gross/ http://investorplace.com/2014/06/bond-funds-pimco-total-return-bill-gross/#comments Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:32:33 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=526327 Some bond funds are beating the pants off Bill Gross's Pimco Total Return, which just swallowed its 13th straight month of outflows.

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Some bond funds are beating the pants off Bill Gross's Pimco Total Return, which just swallowed its 13th straight month of outflows.

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Wiener: 3 Vanguard Funds That Can Beat the Market http://investorplace.com/2014/05/vanguard-funds-wiener/ http://investorplace.com/2014/05/vanguard-funds-wiener/#comments Thu, 29 May 2014 20:13:51 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=524628 Vanguard expert and newsletter editor Dan Wiener makes the case for actively managed funds offered by the low-cost fund leader.

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Vanguard expert and newsletter editor Dan Wiener makes the case for actively managed funds offered by the low-cost fund leader.

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The 5 Best Funds to Fight Inflation http://investorplace.com/2014/05/5-best-funds-fight-inflation/ http://investorplace.com/2014/05/5-best-funds-fight-inflation/#comments Fri, 16 May 2014 12:46:57 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=518959 Think the Federal Reserve will swoop in at every sign of small inflation? Maybe, but it's no guarantee. Prudent investors should always have a few inflation-fighting funds on their watch lists just in case. Here are five of the best funds for the job.

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Think the Federal Reserve will swoop in at every sign of small inflation? Maybe, but it's no guarantee. Prudent investors should always have a few inflation-fighting funds on their watch lists just in case. Here are five of the best funds for the job.

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5 Top Fidelity Mutual Funds to Own http://investorplace.com/2014/05/5-top-fidelity-mutual-funds/ http://investorplace.com/2014/05/5-top-fidelity-mutual-funds/#comments Thu, 15 May 2014 09:56:26 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=516293 Fidelity mutual funds are well-respected and recognized as being some of the best in the business. Here's a look at some of the better options in the fund family, from growth to income.

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Fidelity mutual funds are well-respected and recognized as being some of the best in the business. Here's a look at some of the better options in the fund family, from growth to income.

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The 5 Best Vanguard Funds of 2014 http://investorplace.com/2014/05/best-vanguard-funds-review/ http://investorplace.com/2014/05/best-vanguard-funds-review/#comments Fri, 09 May 2014 17:59:18 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=516235 The five best Vanguard funds for the current market include Vanguard Selected Value Fund, Vanguard Dividend Growth Fund, Vanguard Health Care Fund, Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund and the Vanguard S&P 500 Index Fund.

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The five best Vanguard funds for the current market include Vanguard Selected Value Fund, Vanguard Dividend Growth Fund, Vanguard Health Care Fund, Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund and the Vanguard S&P 500 Index Fund.

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PTTRX – Has Bill Gross Lost His Touch in Pimco Total Return Fund? http://investorplace.com/2014/04/pttrx-bill-gross-total-return/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/pttrx-bill-gross-total-return/#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:14:13 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=498866 PTTRX, the Pimco Total Return Fund, keeps suffering outflows in a solid market for bonds, and underperformance on the part of Bill Gross is to blame.

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PTTRX, the Pimco Total Return Fund, keeps suffering outflows in a solid market for bonds, and underperformance on the part of Bill Gross is to blame.

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American Funds: 5 Mutual Funds to Buy http://investorplace.com/2014/03/american-funds-mutual-funds/ http://investorplace.com/2014/03/american-funds-mutual-funds/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:34:31 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=489463 American Funds doesn't have the same name recognition as Vanguard, Fidelity and others, but it still has several stars in its stable of mutual funds.

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American Funds doesn't have the same name recognition as Vanguard, Fidelity and others, but it still has several stars in its stable of mutual funds.

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3 Fidelity Funds for Risks of All Colors http://investorplace.com/2014/03/3-fidelity-funds-mutual-funds/ http://investorplace.com/2014/03/3-fidelity-funds-mutual-funds/#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:27:22 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=488662 Taking chances isn't for everyone. Luckily, Fidelity funds and their managers cover every level of risk tolerance. Here are 3 mutual funds to target.

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Taking chances isn't for everyone. Luckily, Fidelity funds and their managers cover every level of risk tolerance. Here are 3 mutual funds to target.

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Meridian Funds: 2 Funds Led by Top-Tier Talent http://investorplace.com/2014/02/meridian-funds-mutual-funds/ http://investorplace.com/2014/02/meridian-funds-mutual-funds/#comments Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:00:05 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=481000 A pair of former Janus managers are now steering the ship at Meridian Funds. These two funds are under their wing and worth a look.

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A pair of former Janus managers are now steering the ship at Meridian Funds. These two funds are under their wing and worth a look.

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The 3 Best Vanguard Funds for an Uncertain Market http://investorplace.com/2014/02/3-best-vanguard-funds/ http://investorplace.com/2014/02/3-best-vanguard-funds/#comments Fri, 14 Feb 2014 18:00:36 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=477711 If the recent market turbulence has you thinking of reducing risk, you might want to consider jumping into some of the best Vanguard funds geared toward defense.

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If the recent market turbulence has you thinking of reducing risk, you might want to consider jumping into some of the best Vanguard funds geared toward defense.

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The Best of BlackRock Funds: 4 Top Funds http://investorplace.com/2014/02/4-top-blackrock-funds/ http://investorplace.com/2014/02/4-top-blackrock-funds/#comments Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:26:04 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=474682 From fixed income to global mixtures, the BlackRock funds stable offers investors their choice of smart, actively managed mutual funds.

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From fixed income to global mixtures, the BlackRock funds stable offers investors their choice of smart, actively managed mutual funds.

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5 Best Bond Funds to Guard Your Nest Egg http://investorplace.com/2014/02/5-best-bond-funds-guard-nest-egg/ http://investorplace.com/2014/02/5-best-bond-funds-guard-nest-egg/#comments Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:23:45 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=474137 Looking for capital appreciation and solid dividend streams? These are five of the best bond funds to meet that dual mandate.

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Looking for capital appreciation and solid dividend streams? These are five of the best bond funds to meet that dual mandate.

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3 Mutual Funds for an International Flavor http://investorplace.com/2014/01/3-mutual-funds-international-stocks/ http://investorplace.com/2014/01/3-mutual-funds-international-stocks/#comments Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:00:01 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=469158 While many global markets are getting shellacked, these international mutual funds are worth a look thanks to excellent management.

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While many global markets are getting shellacked, these international mutual funds are worth a look thanks to excellent management.

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5 Mutual Funds That Belong in Any Retirement Portfolio http://investorplace.com/2014/01/5-retirement-mutual-funds/ http://investorplace.com/2014/01/5-retirement-mutual-funds/#comments Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:01:00 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=463493 These 5 mutual funds have the kind of track records and skilled management that make them must-haves for your retirement portfolio.

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These 5 mutual funds have the kind of track records and skilled management that make them must-haves for your retirement portfolio.

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Mutual Fund Active Management is Back – Sorta http://investorplace.com/2014/01/mutual-fund-active-management/ http://investorplace.com/2014/01/mutual-fund-active-management/#comments Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:53:38 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=459448 Inflows are up for both passive and active management mutual funds, and down for the laggards of 2013.

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Inflows are up for both passive and active management mutual funds, and down for the laggards of 2013.

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The Best Mutual Funds of 2013 http://investorplace.com/2013/12/best-mutual-funds-2013/ http://investorplace.com/2013/12/best-mutual-funds-2013/#comments Mon, 30 Dec 2013 20:13:44 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=456343 The best mutual funds of 2013 span several different market sectors and geographic areas, including healthcare, tech and Japanese stocks.

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The best mutual funds of 2013 span several different market sectors and geographic areas, including healthcare, tech and Japanese stocks.

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3 Small-Cap Mutual Funds Primed for Growth http://investorplace.com/2013/12/small-cap-mutual-funds-to-buy/ http://investorplace.com/2013/12/small-cap-mutual-funds-to-buy/#comments Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:26:27 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=451735 Don't stick your neck out for individual small-caps -- harness their explosive potential via these much safer mutual funds.

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Don't stick your neck out for individual small-caps -- harness their explosive potential via these much safer mutual funds.

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5 Weird Mutual Funds Worth Your Investment http://investorplace.com/2013/12/mutual-funds-unorthodox-way/ http://investorplace.com/2013/12/mutual-funds-unorthodox-way/#comments Mon, 16 Dec 2013 18:57:21 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=449858 Most mutual funds use some kind of industry-standard stock selection methodology. A few like to do their own thing. Here are four worth considering.

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Most mutual funds use some kind of industry-standard stock selection methodology. A few like to do their own thing. Here are four worth considering.

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Vanguard Fund Managers Dropping Like Flies http://investorplace.com/2013/12/vanguard-fund-managers/ http://investorplace.com/2013/12/vanguard-fund-managers/#comments Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:31:01 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=450431 Is Vanguard in revolt? I don’t believe so. Let’s call this evolution, rather than revolution.

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Is Vanguard in revolt? I don’t believe so. Let’s call this evolution, rather than revolution.

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Save on Taxes, Help Others With These 3 Donor-Advised Funds http://investorplace.com/2013/11/donor-advised-funds-fidelity-vanguard-charitable/ http://investorplace.com/2013/11/donor-advised-funds-fidelity-vanguard-charitable/#comments Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:01:49 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=437872 For investors that are looking for a useful, timely way to cut their tax bill, donor-advised funds might be just the ticket.

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For investors that are looking for a useful, timely way to cut their tax bill, donor-advised funds might be just the ticket.

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Lower Your Expectations as Mutual Fund Performance Soars http://investorplace.com/2013/11/mutual-fund-performance-soars/ http://investorplace.com/2013/11/mutual-fund-performance-soars/#comments Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:32:11 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=435719 With October now past, five-year returns for mutual funds no longer include the losses of October 2008. Don't be fooled by misleading numbers.

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With October now past, five-year returns for mutual funds no longer include the losses of October 2008. Don't be fooled by misleading numbers.

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Vanguard STAR – The Simple Solution, But Not the Right One http://investorplace.com/2013/11/vanguard-star/ http://investorplace.com/2013/11/vanguard-star/#comments Fri, 08 Nov 2013 13:00:51 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=432325 Life-cycle funds like Vanguard STAR promise diversification and low risk…but along with that comes low returns.

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Life-cycle funds like Vanguard STAR promise diversification and low risk…but along with that comes low returns.

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Vanguard Total Stock Market: The World’s New Favorite Fund http://investorplace.com/2013/11/vanguard-total-stock-market-worlds-new-favorite-fund/ http://investorplace.com/2013/11/vanguard-total-stock-market-worlds-new-favorite-fund/#comments Thu, 07 Nov 2013 18:17:47 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=432874 We take a look at Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTSMX) -- the Vanguard fund that kicked Pimco Total Return to the curb.

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We take a look at Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTSMX) -- the Vanguard fund that kicked Pimco Total Return to the curb.

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Vanguard Wellington – Strong Returns from Diversification http://investorplace.com/2013/11/vanguard-wellington/ http://investorplace.com/2013/11/vanguard-wellington/#comments Thu, 07 Nov 2013 14:00:31 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=432322 Ed Bousa offers his best ideas in an undiluted fashion through Vanguard Wellington Fund.

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Ed Bousa offers his best ideas in an undiluted fashion through Vanguard Wellington Fund.

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Vanguard REIT ETF – High Yield, High Risk http://investorplace.com/2013/11/vanguard-reit-etf/ http://investorplace.com/2013/11/vanguard-reit-etf/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:13:06 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=432285 Real estate funds like Vanguard REIT ETF offer a wild ride, even when combined with a global diversifying fund.

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Real estate funds like Vanguard REIT ETF offer a wild ride, even when combined with a global diversifying fund.

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Vanguard Total Stock Market Index’s AUM Passed Pimco’s Long Ago http://investorplace.com/2013/11/vanguard-total-stock-market-indexs-aum-passed-pimcos-long-ago/ http://investorplace.com/2013/11/vanguard-total-stock-market-indexs-aum-passed-pimcos-long-ago/#comments Tue, 05 Nov 2013 17:19:44 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=431485 A recent article stated that assets under management at Vanguard's Total Stock Market Index Fund surpassed Pimco's similar fund, but the 'news' is both wrong and wrong-headed.

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A recent article stated that assets under management at Vanguard's Total Stock Market Index Fund surpassed Pimco's similar fund, but the 'news' is both wrong and wrong-headed.

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3 Best Mutual Funds for Stingy Retirees http://investorplace.com/2013/10/best-mutual-funds/ http://investorplace.com/2013/10/best-mutual-funds/#comments Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:08:46 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=426390 Retirees looking for steady, generous income and low risk too often pay punishingly high fees. These low-risk income funds can't be beat on price.

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Retirees looking for steady, generous income and low risk too often pay punishingly high fees. These low-risk income funds can't be beat on price.

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3 Winning Mutual Funds From ‘Super Mario’ http://investorplace.com/2013/10/mutual-funds-mario-gabelli/ http://investorplace.com/2013/10/mutual-funds-mario-gabelli/#comments Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:30:17 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=423510 Investors looking for a fundamental, disciplined approach to value investing should consider these three mutual funds under the watch of Mario Gabelli.

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Investors looking for a fundamental, disciplined approach to value investing should consider these three mutual funds under the watch of Mario Gabelli.

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Vanguard Funds – Cutting Costs and Cleaning House with Mergers http://investorplace.com/2013/10/vanguard-admiral-fund-mergers/ http://investorplace.com/2013/10/vanguard-admiral-fund-mergers/#comments Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:58:39 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=422421 Vanguard is streamlining its underperforming funds with mergers, and opening up low-cost Admiral shares to a wider audience.

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Vanguard is streamlining its underperforming funds with mergers, and opening up low-cost Admiral shares to a wider audience.

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Get Global Exposure Now, Debt Ceiling or Not http://investorplace.com/2013/10/debt-ceiling-vanguard-vwigx/ http://investorplace.com/2013/10/debt-ceiling-vanguard-vwigx/#comments Mon, 14 Oct 2013 16:29:22 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=420972 It always makes sense to have international exposure, regardless of the debt ceiling or other political calamity. Get that exposure via Vanguard's VWIGX.

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It always makes sense to have international exposure, regardless of the debt ceiling or other political calamity. Get that exposure via Vanguard's VWIGX.

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2 Balanced Funds for Uncertain Times http://investorplace.com/2013/10/2-balanced-funds-uncertain-times/ http://investorplace.com/2013/10/2-balanced-funds-uncertain-times/#comments Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:13:23 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=419730 Growth is go-go this year, but these Fidelity and Oakmark balanced fund offerings are the perfect holdings for times of tumult.

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Growth is go-go this year, but these Fidelity and Oakmark balanced fund offerings are the perfect holdings for times of tumult.

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Mutual Funds: Winners and Losers for Q3 http://investorplace.com/2013/09/mutual-funds-winners-and-losers-for-q3/ http://investorplace.com/2013/09/mutual-funds-winners-and-losers-for-q3/#comments Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:10:23 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=412999 The third quarter of 2013 saw some big moves in mutual funds, spurred by small-cap success, among other factors. Of course, it also saw some duds.

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The third quarter of 2013 saw some big moves in mutual funds, spurred by small-cap success, among other factors. Of course, it also saw some duds.

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New Low-Volatility Fund at Vanguard http://investorplace.com/2013/09/new-low-volatility-fund-at-vanguard/ http://investorplace.com/2013/09/new-low-volatility-fund-at-vanguard/#comments Fri, 27 Sep 2013 17:49:04 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=411534 Low volatility and global exposure -- sounds great, but funds with this strategy have not had a chance to prove themselves in a down market.

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Low volatility and global exposure -- sounds great, but funds with this strategy have not had a chance to prove themselves in a down market.

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Hunting for Yield? Target These 3 Municipal Bond Funds http://investorplace.com/2013/09/municipal-bond-funds-munibonds-vwahx-vwitx-fltmx/ http://investorplace.com/2013/09/municipal-bond-funds-munibonds-vwahx-vwitx-fltmx/#comments Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:51:03 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=410135 Municipal bonds have suffered a months-long investor exodus, but that might be creating some values in the municipal bond fund space.

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Municipal bonds have suffered a months-long investor exodus, but that might be creating some values in the municipal bond fund space.

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5 Fire-Breathing China Mutual Funds to Buy http://investorplace.com/2013/09/5-fire-breathing-china-mutual-funds/ http://investorplace.com/2013/09/5-fire-breathing-china-mutual-funds/#comments Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:08:12 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=409471 If you're looking to invest in China, it's smart to use mutual fund managers as a tour guide of sorts. Here are five top Chinese mutual funds to consider.

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If you're looking to invest in China, it's smart to use mutual fund managers as a tour guide of sorts. Here are five top Chinese mutual funds to consider.

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