Mutual Funds

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

Mutual Fund Active Management is Back – Sorta

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

The Best Mutual Funds of 2013

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

3 Small-Cap Mutual Funds Primed for Growth

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

5 Weird Mutual Funds Worth Your Investment

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. Read Article

Vanguard Fund Managers Dropping Like Flies

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

Save on Taxes, Help Others With These 3 Donor-Advised Funds

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

Lower Your Expectations as Mutual Fund Performance Soars

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. Read Article

Vanguard STAR – The Simple Solution, But Not the Right One

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

Vanguard Total Stock Market: The World’s New Favorite Fund

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

Vanguard Wellington – Strong Returns from Diversification

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

Vanguard REIT ETF – High Yield, High Risk

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

Vanguard Total Stock Market Index’s AUM Passed Pimco’s Long Ago

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. Read Article

3 Best Mutual Funds for Stingy Retirees

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. Read Article

3 Winning Mutual Funds From ‘Super Mario’

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

Vanguard Funds – Cutting Costs and Cleaning House with Mergers

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

Get Global Exposure Now, Debt Ceiling or Not

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