Mutual Funds

How Vanguard Total Bond Surpassed Pimco Total Return to Take the Mutual Fund Crown

Do Vanguard's total bond fund VBMFX and Pimco's total return fund PTTRX deserve their spots on the list of best bond funds in the world? Read Article

Fidelity Mutual Funds: 10 Sector Funds to Supercharge Q2’s Returns

Investors should focus on sector-based Fidelity mutual funds that won big in Q1, as they have a tendency to return far more in the second quarter. Read Article

Should You Buy Target-Date Funds?

Target-date funds are "one size fits all," which is not right for individual investors. Read Article

The 3 Best T. Rowe Price Stock Funds

T. Rowe Price funds are among the best actively-managed, no-load funds you can buy. Here are three of their best stock funds. Read Article

3 Best American Funds for International Stocks

Now is a good time to keep an eye overseas, and American Funds has a handful of outstanding international stock funds. Read Article

3 of the Best Mutual Funds Investing in Chinese Stocks

The People's Bank of China is in an easing mode and this money tap is fueling new growth and demand for Chinese stocks. Read Article

How to Get Your Portfolio to Yield 8%

The key to managing a CEF portfolio effectively over time comes down to due diligence. The ability to identify new trends and snuff out underperforming funds will play a pivotal roll in adapting to changes in the market. Read Article

The Best Mutual Funds of Q1 2015

The best mutual funds of Q1 2015 can provide insights into where the money is flowing and reveal clues about potential opportunities for upcoming quarters. Read Article

The Worst Mutual Funds of Q1 2015

Reviewing the worst mutual funds of Q1 can provide some useful clues about which investment themes may continue for the coming quarters. Read Article

The One Best Mutual Fund to Hold Forever

If you had to pick just one mutual fund for the long term, which one would it be? Here's what we picked. Read Article

Best Vanguard Funds for Aggressive Investors

Now can be a great time to invest in aggressive growth stocks. You can take advantage of the trend with one of the best from Vanguard funds. Read Article

3 Best Mid-Cap Growth Mutual Funds to Buy Now

Mid-cap growth stock funds may be the sweet spot of investment class that leads other fund types in 2015. These three funds are all seeing rapid growth. Read Article

Here’s Why Diversification Is Vital

Diversification, though often met with derision, works in the long run and is one of the building blocks of my approach to investing. Read Article

3 Best Funds for Rising Interest Rates

The Fed is likely to start hiking interest rates later this year and now is a good time to look at the best funds in sectors that can perform well in a rising interest rate environment. Read Article

Bond Funds That Will Lose Big With Rising Interest Rates

Warren Buffett's profound investment advice applies to bond funds: "Rule #1: Never lose money. Rule #2: Never forget rule #1." Read Article

Vanguard Announces March Distributions

Vanguard released estimates of the supplemental distributions it will be paying in March for funds including VGPMX, VDIGX and VGHCX. Read Article

Avoid These Common Mutual Fund Tax Mistakes

The biggest tax mistakes with mutual funds can be avoided by following a few basic rules. Read Article

Invest Like Warren Buffett With These 3 American Funds

If you want to invest in funds that Buffett would recommend, you'll want low-cost funds that invest in U.S. equities. Read Article

The 5 Best Vanguard Funds for Your 401k

These five best Vanguard funds for your 401k are based on the idea that you shouldn't hunker down for protection in your retirement accounts -- you should go on the attack. Read Article

3 Vanguard Funds With High Dividend Yields

The search for high-yielding ETFs can be an interesting exercise in price movement and risk dynamics. These three Vanguard funds excel with high yields. Read Article