Before smart investors start picking investments, they create a plan based on their goals, time horizon, risk tolerance and other factors.
Non-transparent, active exchange-traded funds by their nature carry a double dose of potential poison -- and they have high fees.
The story is true (with caveats). It involves Warren Buffett, Coca-Cola and a small fortune. You're not going to duplicate it, but you can learn from it.
Only time will tell if gold gains regains its luster after a couple of years of unpolished performance.
Millions of Americans who invest in mutual funds should get ready for a tax shock. Your 1099 tax form is likely to show a bigger tax hit than ever before.
Your decision partly depends on how efficient you think the market is. The debate rages, particularly since active funds can at times get better returns.
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.