Mutual Funds

Vanguard Lawsuit Could Rock the Entire Mutual Fund Industry

A recent lawsuit makes some pretty major allegations about Vanguard's 'at-cost' structure -- and it could have seismic implications for the fund industry. Read Article

5 Top Mutual Funds to Own From Janus Funds

Janus Funds provides something for every type of investor, but here's a look at what I think are the top mutual funds from this particular provider. Read Article

The Very Best of Janus Funds

Check out the best funds Janus has to offer and see if any of their high-flying funds of the 90s have returned to glory. Read Article

The Best and Worst Times to Invest in Growth Funds

There is a best time to invest in growth funds and there is a worst time to invest in growth funds. But how does one take advantage of the best and avoid the worst? Read Article

The Best Fidelity Funds for Aggressive Investors

Fidelity Investments is one of the best fund families for aggressive investors thanks to its many low-cost, well-managed growth stock funds. Read Article

The Worst Mutual Funds of 2014

Could the losers of the first half of 2014 be the winners of the second half? Will the poor performance continue or might the worst performing funds be bargains to buy now? What explains such under-performance? Read Article

Do You Know This Dirty Little Secret About Mutual Funds?

Here's what the mutual fund industry doesn't want you to know. Read Article

Best Vanguard Funds to Buy for Target Date 2035 Retirement

Looking to retire in 20 years? You're likely in your prime earnings years. Here are the best Vanguard Funds for target date 2035. Read Article

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