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28 Best Mutual Funds for Your Retirement Savings

Saving for retirement in a company 401(k) plan is a smart choice. Not only can you put away thousands of dollars of your own pre-tax earnings every year, but many employers will match a portion of your...

Know When to Sell a Stock

"I love Facebook," Will Danoff, Fidelity Contrafund's excellent manager, said at a recent investing conference. "Don't sell after the first double." The advice resonated with me, and not just because I, too, own...

Great Vanguard ETFs

Vanguard is best known for low-cost mutual funds, but its exchange-traded funds may be a better bet. Vanguard's 52 ETFs track the same benchmarks as its passively managed index mutual funds, and in some cases the...

Merck: A Great Dividend Stock for Retirees

Dividends are the lifeblood of Big Pharma stocks. The payouts ensure a steady income stream even when a company's shares stagnate. But a healthy dividend isn't the only reason to consider the shares of Merck & Co...

Best Vanguard Funds for Your 401(k)

Vanguard Group manages $3 trillion of assets, so it should come as little surprise that the Malvern, Pa., behemoth is a big player in 401(k) plans. In fact, 32 of the firm's portfolios rank among the nation's 101...

Why Market Routs Spell Trouble for ETFs

Kiplinger's spoke with Tom Lydon, president of Global Trends Investments and editor of ETFtrends.com.During market routs, the prices of exchange-traded funds can be crazy. How come?Most ETFs are based on an index...

Why Market Routs Are Worse for ETFs

Kiplinger's spoke with Tom Lydon, president of Global Trends Investments and editor of ETFtrends.com.During market routs, the prices of exchange-traded funds can be crazy. How come?Most ETFs are based on an index...

Good Stocks Trading at Bear-Market Prices

The vicious stock selloff has rekindled fears of a bear market: a drop of at least 20% in major indexes from their highs. Standard & Poor's 500-stock index is off just 8% from its peak. But for scores of stocks,...

Best Fidelity Funds for Your 401(k)

Fidelity manages 22 of the top 101 funds in 401(k) plans, second only to Vanguard's total of 31. Overall, retirement savers who have invested in the Boston-based fund giant's most popular offerings have fared...

25 Great No-Load Mutual Funds

At Kiplinger, we've been writing about mutual funds since the 1950s, and have been putting together a list of our favorite no-load mutual funds since 2004, drawing on the broad experience of our editors. We...

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