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Vanguard Health Care Hit Hard by Politics

Even great funds stumble occasionally. Case in point: Vanguard Health Care (VGHCX), which has delivered the highest return of any stock mutual fund over the past 30 years. After seven straight years of gains,...

8 Dow Stocks Raising Dividends for 25 Years

The 30 companies that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average are household names. Their sheer size and dominance of their respective fields make them not only well known but also good bets in bad markets. All...

3 Stocks That Will Benefit From an Aging America

The graying of America is accelerating, yet it feels as if no one is paying attention to the massive buying power of aging Baby Boomers. SEE ALSO: Where to Invest in 2017 The number of Americans 65 and older is...

7 Best Exchange-Traded Funds for Dividends

On the surface, finding a great dividend-stock fund should be a snap. The problem, though, is that, like snowflakes, no two dividend-stock funds are the same. But that didn't deter us from our quest, and in the...

The Real Cost of the Fiduciary Rule

Increasingly, investors are asking questions of their advisers. Simply put, investors want to know the motivations behind the advice they're getting. Is the adviser trying to do what's in the best interests of...

Best Vanguard Funds for Your Retirement Savings

Vanguard is the biggest fund company in the land, with more than $3 trillion in assets. So chances are high that many retirement savers have access to Vanguard funds in their 401(k) plans. But size is no...

Snap IPO: The Next Facebook or Another Twitter?

As Snap Inc. approaches its initial public offering, one question on investors' minds is whether the parent of the Snapchat social app will be the next Facebook (symbol FB) or the next Twitter (TWTR). Shares of...

25 Big Stocks Raising Dividends for 25 Years

Finding a company with a long track record of consistent dividend payments is only part of the winning formula for investing in dividend stocks. Dividend growth matters, too. Rising dividends not only make a...

How Nervous Investors Should Play the Trump Rally

There's an old Chinese curse that translates roughly into "may you live in interesting times." Americans today certainly are living in interesting times, but few investors feel cursed. A nearly eight-year-old...

6 Vanguard Index Funds to Buy and Hold Forever

Some people, including me, love to study the ins and outs of investments. Fortunately for those who don't, investing for retirement can be remarkably simple. If you're looking for a simple yet first-class...

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Basics of Money

FAQs About Health Savings Accounts

As employers search for ways to lower their health care costs, they're encouraging employees to sign...

How to Save for Retirement If You Don't Have a...

For millions of Americans, a 401(k) plan is an essential item in the employee playbook. As far as...

Master the Money Market

The money market is a collective name that describes all the different ways in which governments,...

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