Fund Watch

The Kiplinger investing team tracks the latest news and trends in mutual fund investing.

December 13, 2018

The 5 Best Stock Funds for Retirement Savers in 2019

The key to picking actively managed funds for the year ahead: Think defense

See More On: Mutual Funds | 401(k)s | Dividends

November 29, 2018

Play Defense With Utilities Funds

After years in the cold, this sector is starting to heat up.

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November 29, 2018

Fidelity Strategic Income Bets on U.S. Economic Growth

This member of the Kiplinger 25, the collection of our favorite no-load mutual funds, balances government bonds and high-grade corporates with higher-yielding picks to beat its benchmark.

See More On: Kip 25 | Mutual Funds

November 19, 2018

Vanguard Index Funds’ Fees Are Going Even Lower

Owners of Vanguard index funds’ Investor class shares to be moved into Admiral class

See More On: Index Funds | IRAs | Kip 25

November 1, 2018

Merger Fund Takes the Stress Out of Market Swings

This market-neutral fund delivers consistent returns despite market volatility.

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November 1, 2018

4 Funds Worth Making the Extra Effort to Buy

These members of the Kiplinger 25, the collection of our favorite no-load mutual funds, require new investors to jump some hurdles in order to buy initial shares — but we think you should endure the hassle.

See More On: Kip 25 | Mutual Funds

October 30, 2018

100 Most Popular Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savings

These mutual funds have the most assets under management in 401(k) workplace retirement plans.

See More On: 401(k)s | Saving for Retirement

October 12, 2018

Low-Volatility ETFs Are Doing Their Job

These funds made a stomach-churning week easier to swallow

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October 4, 2018

Sit Tax-Free Income Bets on Housing Bonds

This fund looks for undervalued corners of the muni market.

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October 4, 2018

Wasatch Small Cap Value Joins Kiplinger 25

Newly inducted to the collection of our favorite no-load mutual funds, this small-company fund scoops up high-quality picks when their prices dip.

See More On: Kip 25 | Mutual Funds

August 30, 2018

Don't Bail on Foreign Stocks

The downturn among foreign stocks has affected the foreign-stock funds in the Kiplinger 25, but they still deserve a place in your portfolio.

See More On: Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets | Kip 25 | Mutual Funds

August 30, 2018

Fidelity Select Health Care Portfolio Has a Promising Prognosis

This fund seeks a healthy balance between risk and return.

See More On: Mutual Funds | Health Care & Insurance

August 2, 2018

More Star Power for the Kiplinger ETF 20

We spotlight new cast members in the list of our 20 favorite exchange-traded funds.

See More On: ETFs | Mutual Funds

August 2, 2018

Fidelity New Millennium's Contrarian Bet Pays Off

Unloading high-flying tech stocks and scooping up out-of-favor energy picks has helped this Kiplinger 25 member beat the S&P 500.

See More On: Kip 25 | Mutual Funds

August 2, 2018

Baron Global Advantage Bets Big on Tech

The managers for this large-company global stock fund scout for companies that invest aggressively for growth.

See More On: Mutual Funds | Stocks & Bonds

July 5, 2018

Parnassus Mid Cap Fund Suffers a Toothache

This Kiplinger 25 member is in a slump.

See More On: Kip 25 | Mutual Funds

July 6, 2018

Free Trades on Low-Cost Funds

Charles Schwab offers the best deals on low-cost investments.

See More On: Mutual Funds | ETFs | Financial Planning

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