3 Mutual Funds for the Second Half of 2013

With the end of 2013's first half at hand, investors should begin looking to retool their fund allocations. Here are three mutual funds ripe with opportunity. Read More

Which Vanguard Bond Fund Is Right for You?

Not all of Vanguard’s fixed-income funds are created equal. Here’s my take on which mutual funds you should buy, sell or hold. Read More

4 Lessons From 4 Crummy Mutual Funds

NerdWallet's list of the 12 worst mutual funds gives us an idea about what general traits investors should avoid in most other funds. Read More

Gold Just Isn’t Worth the Risk

Even Vanguard's Precious Metals & Mining Fund -- one of the better-managed precious metals funds -- illustrates the poor risk/reward of gold-related investing. Read More

5 Mutual Fund Safe Havens for Summer

Don't sell in May and walk away completely -- instead, pile some of your newfound cash into these five funds that should perform even during the summer's lull. Read More

Do Vanguard Funds Beat the Market?

Vanguard's quantitative actively managed fund returns weren't much different from investing in the S&P 500 Index. Read More

Vanguard’s Capital Opportunity Just Isn’t What it Used to Be

Vanguard recently reopened its Capital Opportunity Fund (VHCOX) to new investors, but since it has shifted more toward large-caps, it’s no longer the best choice for aggressive capital growth. Read More

How NOT to Bring a Vanguard Fund Back from the Dead

The numbers don’t check out on Fran Kinniry’s alternative to Vanguard Intermediate-Term Tax-Exempt Fund. Read More

5 Active Fund Managers Making a Difference

A recent study finds that active mutual fund managers don't do such a bad job, especially when you consider risk-adjusted returns. Here are five examples that stick out. Read More

The Best and Worst Mutual Funds of Q1 2013

Healthcare and Japanese stocks were among some of the hottest mutual fund flavors of the year's first quarter, while India and gold lagged behind. Read More

Should I Buy the PIMCO Total Return Fund? 3 Pros, 3 Cons

Bonds are a staple of most long-term portfolios, and Bill Gross is the biggest names in bonds. So does that make an investment in PIMCO Total Return a no-brainer? Read More

Vanguard’s Quarterly Distributions Are Right Around the Corner

Are you a Vanguard investor? Here's a handy list of mutual funds and ETFs that are paying out distributions this month. Read More

Buck the Trend and Buy These 3 Mutual Funds

Investors are increasingly turning to ETFs for broad exposure and low fees, but these three funds will make you forget all about their exchange-traded counterparts. Read More

Mutual Fund Managers Are Channeling Peter Lynch; You Should, Too

Mutual fund managers don't just buy companies based on earnings or valuations. Many other factors come into play -- including one that carries a lesson for individual investors. Read More

Vanguard Finally Charts Course for International Bonds

Vanguard has announced a new international bond fund that will be included in several popular funds-of-funds by 2014. But it might not affect your Vanguard investments all that much. Read More

5 Funds to Play the Real Estate Rebound

These funds -- which come at the housing market from several different directions -- all stand to keep rising as homebuyers keep coming back. Read More

Vanguard Health Care Fund Manager Ed Owens Retires (VGHCX)

Though Ed Owens leaves Vanguard Health Care Fund in able hands, it's hard to overstate how influential he's been during his tenure as a manager. Read More

5 Mutual Funds to Buy for 2013

Simplify at least part of your portfolio by picking some solid mutual funds in the coming year. Here are five promising names to consider. Read More

Best & Worst Mutual Funds of 2012

Mixed-cap, small-cap and biotech stocks were the places to be in mutual funds this year. But if you went for metals or were generally bearish, you lost out. Read More

Best Mutual Fund for 2013: Vanguard International Growth

If you have been neglecting foreign stocks in your portfolio, Vanguard International Growth provides a path to foreign exposure for 2013. Read More