Mutual Funds

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

3 Best Funds for Rising Interest Rates

The Fed is likely to start hiking interest rates later this year and now is a good time to look at the best funds in sectors that can perform well in a rising interest rate environment. Read Article

Bond Funds That Will Lose Big With Rising Interest Rates

Warren Buffett's profound investment advice applies to bond funds: "Rule #1: Never lose money. Rule #2: Never forget rule #1." Read Article

Vanguard Announces March Distributions

Vanguard released estimates of the supplemental distributions it will be paying in March for funds including VGPMX, VDIGX and VGHCX. Read Article

Avoid These Common Mutual Fund Tax Mistakes

The biggest tax mistakes with mutual funds can be avoided by following a few basic rules. Read Article

Invest Like Warren Buffett With These 3 American Funds

If you want to invest in funds that Buffett would recommend, you'll want low-cost funds that invest in U.S. equities. Read Article

The 5 Best Vanguard Funds for Your 401k

These five best Vanguard funds for your 401k are based on the idea that you shouldn't hunker down for protection in your retirement accounts -- you should go on the attack. Read Article

3 Vanguard Funds With High Dividend Yields

The search for high-yielding ETFs can be an interesting exercise in price movement and risk dynamics. These three Vanguard funds excel with high yields. Read Article

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