Mutual Funds

Bill Gross vs Pimco Funds: The Bond King’s Crown Is Tarnished

We look at how the biggest Pimco funds have performed after Bill Gross left them for Janus funds. Read Article

Vanguard Funds vs Hedge Funds (Guess Who Wins)

Vanguard funds are some of the best, low-cost mutual funds you can buy. But are they better than hedge funds? Read Article

3 Beautifully Boring, Balanced Funds From Vanguard

Vanguard offers what are arguably the best balanced funds in the investment universe. They are the tortoise; everyone else is the hare. You know how this ends. Read Article

There IS Life After Bill Gross! Pimco Total Return Is Back to 5 Stars

Pimco Total Return fund is thriving without Bill Gross, beating 95% of its competitors, including the bond king's new Janus fund. Read Article

Top 3 Things the Best Mutual Funds Have in Common

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. But these 3 qualities are shared by the best mutual funds. Read Article

Buy at the Worst, Sell at the Best

After a decade fraught with manager turnover and miscues, it appears that, in at least one respect, Vanguard Capital Value Fund (MUTF:VCVLX) is on a steady course. Read Article

Why American Funds Are Underperforming

Some of the most recognized names at American Funds are not performing as well as their lofty status might suggest. Read Article

3 Best Mutual Funds for Conservative Investors

In an uncertain and volatile market, conservative allocation mutual funds can be a smart choice for all kinds of investors. Read Article

How to Analyze Mutual Funds

Finding and buying the best mutual funds is about much more than past performance. Read Article

5 Vanguard Funds No One Needs to Own

Some Vanguard funds are nurtured by expert managers and grow to be profit-building stars, but others can doom your portfolio to mediocrity -- or worse, major losses. Read Article

3 Best Global Funds to Buy Now

The best global funds, also called world allocation funds, can be outstanding core holdings for a diversified portfolio. Read Article

3 Best Mutual Funds for Healthcare Stocks

Healthcare stocks, as a collective whole, have been among the top equity sector leaders for years and this leadership looks to continue for the foreseeable future. Read Article

3 Best Funds Investing in Africa Stocks

Could Africa be the next big emerging markets story? Here are three of the best funds that invest in Africa stocks Read Article

The 3 Best Mutual Funds to Play Energy Stocks Right Now

Don't try to cherry pick individual energy stocks off the bottom. You might be better off targeting these more diversified mutual funds. Read Article

3 Best American Funds for 2015

The best American Funds for 2015 have outstanding performance records and portfolios strong enough to withstand stock market challenges ahead. Read Article

Biggest Mutual Fund Surprises of 2014

We investors are wise to look back at the mutual fund surprises of 2014 to check our forward investment strategies and to maintain our humility in 2015. Read Article

Best PIMCO Funds for 2015

Free of the performance drags of the past year, 2015 may be a turnaround year for PIMCO funds. Here are 3 of their best to consider in the New Year. Read Article

3 Best T. Rowe Price Funds for 2015

The best T Rowe Price funds for 2015 include two top sector funds and one fund that invests in Africa. Read Article

Fidelity Contrafund: Poised for Growth in 2015

2015 could be the best year for Fidelity Contrafund in nearly a decade. Check out the profile and prospects for FCNTX. Read Article

5 Best Mutual Funds to Buy for 2015

We put together the 5 best mutual funds to buy in 2015 that, when bought all together, create a small, diversified portfolio. Read Article