Mutual Funds

3 American Funds Beating the Market Now

Some of the best American Funds had a tough 2014 but are crushing the major indices in 2015. Will this strength last? Read Article

FCNTX: Now Is the Time to Own Fidelity Contrafund

Now is a good time to own well-managed growth stock funds, and Fidelity Contrafund (FCNTX) fits the bill perfectly. Read Article

Vanguard Total Stock Market Index – A True One-Stop Shop

Vanguard Total Stock Market is one of the biggest funds on Earth for a reason: VTSMX offers diversificaiton, low-cost and outperformance Read Article

3 Best Ways to Dip Into International Stock Markets Now

Mutual funds invested in international stock markets typically cost more, and have greater geopolitical and currency risk than U.S. stock funds. And they're STILL worth it. Read Article

Vanguard Enters the ‘Robo-Advisor’ Arena

Vanguard's Personal Advisor Services its essentially an entry in the "robo-advisor" field. The service will appeal to those with small savings who want basic advice and little human contact. Read Article

3 Best Bond Funds for Rising Interest Rates

At this point, rising interest rates are a matter of 'when,' not 'if,' so make sure you're properly positioned in fixed income with the best bond funds on the market. Read Article

The 3 Best Fidelity Funds for Growth

Looking to give your portfolio a booster shot? Check out our look at some of the best Fidelity funds for growth. Read Article

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