Mutual Funds

SEC Investigates Shady Mutual Fund & Brokerage Firm Dealings

Investors are largely unaware that millions of dollars are paid to brokerage firms every year by mutual fund companies to encourage the sale of certain mutual funds. Read Article

10 Excellent Mutual Funds to Put in Your 401K (Part 1)

Actively managed mutual funds still have a place -- and that's in your 401k. Here are the first five of 10 mutual funds I love for the long term. Read Article

5 Best Bond Funds to Buy for Rising Interest Rates

The Federal Reserve is set to hike rates in 2015, which will cause bond prices -- and bond funds -- to get shellacked. Read Article

Top 4 BlackRock Funds to Buy Now

If you are looking for the best BlackRock funds to buy, look no further than this list of the top BlackRock mutual funds. Read Article

Junk Bond Funds – What Record Outflows Are Telling Investors

Record outflows for junk bond funds can be a buying opportunity or a warning about a broader market correction. What should investors do? Read Article

What’s the SEC’s Problem With Alternative Mutual Funds?

The SEC is reportedly examining alternative mutual funds offered by large companies, such as Blackrock Inc and AQL Capital Management, and some smaller companies not previously offering mutual funds. Read Article

3 Best Mutual Funds for ‘Sin Stocks’

If you want to invest in sin stocks, mutual funds are an ideal way to capture sinful returns in this sub-category of consumer staples. Read Article

7 Best Fidelity Mutual Funds for Retirement

Looking for cheap index funds? What about smart active management? Fidelity Investments offers plenty from both columns via their vast array of mutual funds. Read Article

3 Bear Market Funds to Profit From Pain

Buying bear market funds can be a smart way to add diversity to your portfolio, and hedge against a southbound market. Here are 3 of the best options. Read Article

3 Best Mutual Funds for Junk Bonds

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

Vanguard Lawsuit Could Rock the Entire Mutual Fund Industry

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

5 Top Mutual Funds to Own From Janus Funds

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. Read Article

The Very Best of Janus Funds

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. Read Article

The Best and Worst Times to Invest in Growth Funds

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? Read Article

The Best Fidelity Funds for Aggressive Investors

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

The Worst Mutual Funds of 2014

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? Read Article

Do You Know This Dirty Little Secret About Mutual Funds?

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

Best Vanguard Funds to Buy for Target Date 2035 Retirement

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

Who Would Win the ‘World Cup of Mutual Funds’?

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. Read Article

Midyear Review – The Best Mutual Funds of 2014

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. Read Article