Mutual Funds

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

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