Don't be fooled by ETFs that look like stocks but have the risks of futures -- and are almost guaranteed to be losers over time.
As the merits of index-based investing becomes better known, expect more articles attempting to dissuade you from following this strategy. Don't be fooled.
Investors in mutual funds should prepare for what could be an unusually heavy end-of-year tax hit involving capital gains distributions.
Some ETFs emphasize market segments that tend to be less prone to big swings, and they may be safer havens in these volatile days.
He's a registered investment professional. He's a best-selling author of investing books. And he's never researched any stocks in his portfolio. Here's why.
If there's one investment strategy Jim Cramer hates, it's buying index funds. He'd rather help you "time the market" for big profits. If only he knew how.
It's never too early to start saving for your retirement. The sooner you begin contributing to accounts like a 401(k), the more secure it will be.
Will your retirement income last well into your golden years? Here are the money decisions you need to make to ensure you're ready for decades of security.
Though the strategy of sell in May and go away, has historically has been a profitable one, 2014 was an exception.
Index-based investing has gone mainstream, but most investors are still not benefiting from it. Here's how you can -- and why you should.
Most young ladies either spend, donate or save their bat mitzvah money. Maybe they should invest it.
A new SEC rule limiting withdrawals from money-market funds under certain circumstances may worsen any future financial crisis, some analysts believe.
A whistleblower suit by a former tax attorney alleges Vanguard has operated as an illegal tax shelter for nearly 40 years. The fund giant denies the claim.
If you want to be a savvy investor, you have to learn the jargon of Wall Street. Our new series starts out by explaining large cap, mid cap and small cap.
Gold? No. Oil? No. We're talking a truly vital commodity, one with long-term potential to rise in price. And now, you can easily add it to your portfolio.
If you're trying to pick a mutual fund based on how it did last year, take note: New research shows actively managed funds are consistently inconsistent.
When it comes to deciding which mutual funds to select, many investors feel overwhelmed. But making informed decisions is simpler than you think.
Because ETFs are baskets of assets, they tend to reflect market fundamentals, not "noise." Here's what the best so far in 2014 tell us about the trends.
U.S. Steel, once the largest company in the world, is no longer big enough to be included in the S&P 500.
Learning how to profit from America's aging demographic can be a minor form of consolation set against time's merciless tick-tock.
Merrill Lynch was fined $8 million and will reimburse $24.4 million to customers to settle allegations that it overcharged more than 47,000 customers.
In many things, you get what you pay for. But not mutual funds. Paying high fees won't get you premium investment - just lower real returns.