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

Fidelity Cutting Fees on 8 Index Funds

Fidelity Investments is lowering costs on eight of its Spartan index mutual funds, as well as lowering investment minimums across 22 funds. Read More

The ‘Secret’ Behind Vanguard’s Record Year: Get Low!

Vanguard continues to attract investors -- and their money -- by cutting costs to remain competitive in the mutual fund “price wars." Read More

5 Great 401(k) Funds for 2013

Sometimes picking mutual funds can be just as confusing as dissecting individual stocks, but these five picks for the new year rank at the top of their class. Read More

STHYX: A High-Yield, Low-Risk Bond Fund for the Fiscal Cliff

There's a pocket of value among junk bonds of short maturity (five years or less), which have nabbed higher returns with less risk. Read More

VDEQX – Vanguard Diversified Equity Fund Doesn’t Measure Up

40 managers. 18 different investment firms. One giant mess at Vanguard Diversity Equity Fund. Read More

Vanguard Fund Managers Weigh in on Bonds

According to at least one Vanguard manager, bonds are now in a bubble. Therefore, stick to high-quality corporates in the current environment. Read More

Best Mutual Funds Since the 2008 Election

Financial advisers like to preach diversity ... and if this list of the best-performing mutual funds since the 2008 election is any indication, they're right. Read More