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This fund’s goal: Invest in firms that can generate annual earnings gains of at least 15%.
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Target-date funds employ one of two basic asset-allocation strategies once you reach retirement age. Here’s why that matters.
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Going light on tech meant missing the sector's big runup.
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Active bond funds have an edge over stock-focused peers.
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Corporate earnings and European economies are improving, and the stocks are cheap.
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A new fund joined the Kip 25 in July 2017, bringing in bargains from across the pond.
A young fund that practices socially responsible investing climbs the one-year chart.
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With T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth, a long-term view will be rewarded.
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Expense ratios are being slashed by top providers.
If you make a lot of money and live in a high-tax state, municipal bonds can be magic.
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Talk of tax reform and regulatory relief is among the factors drawing investors to banks.
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When economic times are good, junk bonds deliver big yields.
The trick to these investments is to buy in when they trade below the underlying net asset value of their holdings.
Hedge your rate risk by going with overseas issuers.
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They may not make sense once you're past the target date.
This fund’s veteran manager also invests in cable stocks and energy partnerships.
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