Mutual funds are necessary investments for investors both young and old. They provide essential diversification and can strengthen your returns over the long-term. But there are too many funds for any single investor to sift through. Luckily, our analysts give you the inside track on funds with the smallest minimal investments and funds that charge low fees, so you can maximize your performance.
Many of the leading mutual funds to buy in the current climate share one big thing in common: their exposure to growth stocks.
Making matters tougher on investors is the fact that some mutual funds come with “loads.” Loads are a real nuisance for investors. Put simply, a load is an added sales commission that goes to a middleman between the investor and the broker. Talk about pesky.
Low-cost index funds and exchange traded funds continue pilfering market share from actively managed mutual fund rivals, but the latter camp is still home to some investment ideas. In fact, this year's wild market environment, including both the first-quarter plunge and subsequent rebound, are among the factors highlighting some of the best mutual funds.
Over the course of the bull market that died in March at the hands of the novel coronavirus, growth funds frequently beat their value rivals and did so by wide margins. Narrowing the time frame down to the past three years, the Russell 1000 Growth Index is up 63.3% while its value rival is up a meager 5.5%.
A 401k can be a wonderful saving plan if you focus on the best mutual funds. These five have the goods to keeps the gains coming.
Index funds are great for any investor, particularly retirees and retirement planners, because these funds have low fees and are broad.
InvestorPlace's Dan Wiener and Jim Lowell are here to help you find the best fund managers for your money in this unique market opportunity.
In most cases there are fund-level restrictions in 401k's. For example, ETFs – for all their growth – haven't penetrated this market in earnest and many companies, even large firms, only offer 401k participants choices from a limited number of fund issuers. On that front, the good news is that Fidelity is one of the dominant providers of 401k offerings.
Market panics are the best time to buy stocks for long-term investors. Here are some of the best index funds to consider.
An array of low-risk mutual funds spanning multiple asset classes are currently available to investors. If you're looking to add some to your portfolio, here are seven great places to start.
An array of low-risk mutual funds spanning multiple asset classes are currently available to investors. If you're looking to add some to your portfolio, here are 7 great places to start.
A 401k can be a wonderful saving plan... if you focus on the best mutual funds. These 5 frequently occurring mutual funds have the goods to keeps the gains coming for the long haul.
The best Fidelity funds for 2019 include a diversified set of mutual funds to prepare your portfolio for volatility and rising interest rates.
With market volatility rising, active mutual funds could provide plenty of backstop against the gyrations. Here are three top-notch active mutual funds to by today.
A slew of new, cheap Fidelity funds show the fund giant is increasingly willing to compete with Vanguard. Here are five of the best.
Active mutual funds can be a great place to add exposure to tech stocks. Here are three top funds beating their passive benchmarks.
The best Vanguard funds for 2019 will be those that can perform in an uncertain environment of slow growth and rising rates.
Despite the rise of ETFs and index funds, there are still plenty of actively managed funds worthy of investor attention.
When it comes to Vanguard funds, most people focus strictly on its passive offerings. But these five active funds deserve some investor attention as well.
A mutual fund load is real nuisance because it goes to compensate a middleman These no-load mutual funds let you keep more of your money.