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Why Many Investors Prefer ETFs Over Conventional Mutual Funds

| October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments
Why Many Investors Prefer ETFs Over Conventional Mutual Funds

ETF stands for exchange-traded fund, which are index funds that trade similar to stocks. As such, ETFs have all of the profit of simple previous index funds with some extra punch. The ETFs’ charges are often — but not always — lower than conventional mutual funds, and they may charge you less in taxes. Exchange-traded funds […]

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ETFs May Be Better Than Mutual Funds, But …

| October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments
ETFs May Be Better Than Mutual Funds, But …

Among the questions I’ve been asked many times over the years is whether it is better to own mutual funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs). My response to each person who has asked it has consistently been to stick with the vehicle they find easier to use. A study published in the September issue of the Journal […]

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7 Low-Risk Mutual Funds To Buy Now

| September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
7 Low-Risk Mutual Funds To Buy Now

These low-risk mutual funds can be deployed in a variety of conservative portfolios [Editor’s note: This story was previously published in June 2018. It has since been updated and republished.] At their core, mutual funds should be lower-risk investments. The aim of many mutual funds is to provide broad-based exposure to a particular asset class; […]

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7 Great No-Load Mutual Funds For Retirement Portfolios

7 Great No-Load Mutual Funds For Retirement Portfolios

These no-load mutual funds can work in portfolios with long-term and retirement plans Many actively-managed mutual funds carry higher fees than passive index funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs). That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, assuming investors are able to identify the active managers with track records of consistent out-performance. Making matters tougher on investors […]

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5 Best Actively Managed Mutual Funds To Buy

5 Best Actively Managed Mutual Funds To Buy

These actively managed funds could help investors find compelling returns Due in large part to the rise of passive index funds and ETFs, actively managed funds have been taking some lumps in recent years. While fees have been declining on actively managed funds, those products have not been able to compete with ETFs when it comes […]

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5 No- Or Low-Cost ETFs And Index Funds

| January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments
5 No- Or Low-Cost ETFs And Index Funds

These low-cost funds are among the cheapest of the cheap Low fees are one of the primary reasons why so many advisors and investors continue gravitating toward index funds and ETFs. Being mindful of the impact fund fees have on investors also explains why some fund issuers, like Vanguard, are revered by many investors. There is […]

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7 Index Funds To Buy Now

| October 31, 2018 | 0 Comments
7 Index Funds To Buy Now

Both ETFs and mutual funds can fit the bill If you ask Warren Buffett about what stocks to own, he’ll tell you you are better off looking for low-cost index funds to buy like the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:VOO) or the mutual fund version, the Vanguard 500 Index Fund (MUTF:VFINX). The ETF version charges 0.04% annually while the mutual fund […]

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10 Best Mutual Funds For Retirement

10 Best Mutual Funds For Retirement

These 10 top mutual funds includes all of the primary needs of investors during their retirement years Choosing the best mutual funds for retirement is a subjective exercise in investment selection — which is to say that each individual investor will have unique objectives they need to meet. Therefore the best funds to buy in retirement […]

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7 Low-Cost Mutual Funds To Love

7 Low-Cost Mutual Funds To Love

Low-cost mutual funds are not too hard to find, but these are among the best to buy Due in large part to the competitive threat from index funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), fees across the fund universe, including actively managed mutual funds, are declining. “Our study of U.S. open-end mutual funds and exchange-traded funds found […]

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5 Best Retirement Funds For The Rest Of 2018

5 Best Retirement Funds For The Rest Of 2018

These are some of the best retirement funds for the rest of 2018 and include stocks and bonds Retirement planning is never easy, but some mutual funds, index funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can ease that burden. A well-balanced retirement portfolio should include stocks and bonds and perhaps other assets depending on investors’ individual risk […]

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