Fund Watch

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

June 7, 2018

This Short-Term Bond Fund Provides Protection From Rising Rates

Pimco Low Duration Income fund plays defense against rising rates and delivers a decent yield.

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June 7, 2018

Seven Super Foreign Funds

Use our picks to capitalize on growth overseas.

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May 29, 2018

Get Your Retirement Portfolio in Fighting Shape

These low-cost, risk-conscious funds can help your nest egg withstand the market's toughest blows.

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May 10, 2018

Fidelity Low-Priced Stock: A Good Eye for Bargains

Legendary manager Joel Tillinghast finds plenty of solid stocks for $35 per share or less.

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May 10, 2018

Use This ETF to Tiptoe Into Tech Shares

iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor, a new member of the Kiplinger ETF 20, stayed ahead of its benchmarks.

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May 10, 2018

This Fund's Algorithm Is Designed For Consistent Gains

T. Rowe Price QM U.S. Small-Cap Growth Equity hit a rough patch in 2018.

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March 21, 2017

Kiplinger 25 Model Portfolios

Reach your investment goals with these plans using our favorite no-load mutual funds.

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April 4, 2018

Balanced Funds Help Investors Weather Stormy Markets

Vanguard Star Fund takes a big bite of bonds to provide some calm.

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April 4, 2018

How The Kip 25 Funds Performed

Our actively managed funds turned in mixed results over the past year. But they are in the race for the long haul.

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March 8, 2018

Primecap Odyssey Growth Is All Action, No Talk

The managers of this Kiplinger 25 fund prefer to stay out of the limelight.

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March 8, 2018

Plumb Equity Fund Looks for Bargains in Large Growth Stocks

This small fund looks for big stocks with staying power.

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March 5, 2018

Run, Don’t Walk, From Leveraged ETFs

Leveraged ETFs may make exciting moves, but these trading instruments are perilous for most portfolios.

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February 20, 2018

Boost the Returns on Your Cash in Retirement

Safe places to stash your cash, from money market funds to stable value funds, are yielding more than they have in years. It pays for retirees to look around.

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February 6, 2018

Commodities: A “Golden” Way to Play the Improving Economy

If you don’t own commodities, add them. If you do … add a little more.

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February 1, 2018

Earn Up to 9% With These Closed-End Funds

Closed-end funds are complicated, but their yields make them worth a look.

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February 1, 2018

The Perils of Investing in Index Funds

Index funds have been the stars of the bull market. But investors may get a nasty surprise in the next bear market.

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January 31, 2018

The Case for Investing in Industrial Stocks

Tax cuts passed late last year are among the factors that will juice returns for industrials in 2018.

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