Mutual Funds

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. More 

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. More 

Buy the Manager, Not the Fund

It's not enough to just invest in any mutual fund -- you need to be sure your money is in capable hands. Find out which fund manager is advisor Dan Wiener's favorite. More 

3 Best Funds to Play Midcap Growth Stocks

Midcap growth stocks can reward investors in a big way, without the risks of small-cap stocks. Here are the best mutual funds and best ETFs in the space. More 

The Gruesome Truth About Actively Managed Mutual Funds

The data confirm an ugly truth about mutual funds: There's no reason for self-directed investors to own actively managed funds over index funds. More 

3 Best Mutual Funds for Stingy Retirees

Retirees looking for steady, generous income and low risk too often pay punishingly high fees. These low-risk income funds can't be beat on price. More 

7 Tips to Get the Most From Your 401(k)

Paying a little extra attention to your 401(k) nest egg now can make a huge difference by the time you retire. More