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Cheap S&P 500 Stocks to Buy Now

Energy stocks may be the biggest losers of the past year. But the market's slide since early December has pulled down everything from banks to chemical companies. Some of the worst-performing sectors lately have...

Energy Stocks to Buy While Oil Prices Are Cheap

Heading into 2016, energy stocks seemed poised to end their swoon. Yet January is shaping up to be a cruel month for the sector, which has slumped about 10% so far this year. Despite a recent rally to $32 per...

Vanguard Funds to Avoid

Vanguard is best known for ultralow fees and its many index funds. But the Malvern, Pa., firm sponsors 70 actively managed funds, too. Some are solid, including Vanguard Dividend Growth (symbol VDIGX), a member...

6 Best Stock Funds for 2016

Don't look for huge gains in U.S. stocks in 2016. Nearly seven years into a bull market, stocks are on the pricey side, so focus on reducing your risks. There's no shame in lagging the market benchmarks in a bull...

7 Best ETFs for 2016

Exchange-traded funds keep gaining new fans. And why shouldn't they? The average actively managed fund trails its benchmark index by roughly its expense ratio. Low-cost ETFs are the individual investor's new best...

3 Vanguard Funds on the Comeback Trail

When a good mutual fund does well, everyone takes notice. But it's easy to overlook a formerly poor performer that has turned the corner. Take the three Vanguard funds described below. Once mediocre, they have...

7 Stock Picks to Beat the Market in 2016

Even after the sharp sell-off that kicked off the new year, the stock market isn't bargain-priced. The good news: Stocks are cheaper than they were on New Year's Eve--making this a good time to beef up your...

Fidelity New Millennium Hits a Rough Patch

It has been a tough year for Fidelity New Millennium (symbol FMILX). Over that period, the fund, a member of the Kiplinger 25, has lost 10.2%, lagging Standard & Poor's 500-stock index by 5.0 percentage points....

8 Great Stocks to Own in 2016

Acadia Healthcare Just over a decade since its creation, Acadia Healthcare (symbol ACHC, $61) runs the largest network of private treatment centers for mental health and addiction problems, with 256 locations in...

7 Stocks to Buy Now to Beat the Market in 2016

Even after the sharp sell-off that kicked off the new year, the stock market isn't bargain-priced. The good news: Stocks are cheaper than they were on New Year's Eve--making this a good time to beef up your...

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