Mutual Funds

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

5 Best Vanguard Funds to Buy for Target Date 2030 Retirement

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. Read Article

Why These 5 Mutual Funds Are Beating the S&P 500

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

Pimco’s Biggest Problem (Other Than Bill Gross)

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

5 Oppenheimer Mutual Funds to Power Your Portfolio

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

3 Better Bond Funds Than Pimco Total Return

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

Wiener: 3 Vanguard Funds That Can Beat the Market

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

The 5 Best Funds to Fight Inflation

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. Read Article

5 Top Fidelity Mutual Funds to Own

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. Read Article

The 5 Best Vanguard Funds of 2014

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. Read Article

PTTRX – Has Bill Gross Lost His Touch in Pimco Total Return Fund?

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. Read Article

American Funds: 5 Mutual Funds to Buy

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. Read Article

3 Fidelity Funds for Risks of All Colors

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. Read Article

Meridian Funds: 2 Funds Led by Top-Tier Talent

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. Read Article

The 3 Best Vanguard Funds for an Uncertain Market

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. Read Article

The Best of BlackRock Funds: 4 Top Funds

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

5 Best Bond Funds to Guard Your Nest Egg

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

3 Mutual Funds for an International Flavor

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

5 Mutual Funds That Belong in Any Retirement Portfolio

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