ETFS

Shutterstock These 64 funds are easy to trade and score near the top of their categories in cost efficiency. Who’s got the best ETFs? Vanguard and BlackRock are tied on the Honor Roll, with 17 funds each. But if you take into account how big a fund family is, you may say that Schwab is
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Shutterstock These exchange-traded funds own bonds from abroad, mostly those issued by governments. There is a case to be made for diversifying your bond portfolio globally, albeit not as strong a case as for diversifying a stock portfolio. Be prepared for meager returns. The largest fund in this category, Vanguard Total International (BNDX), tracks an
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Shutterstock To become a “Dividend Aristocrat,” a dividend paying company must accomplish an incredible feat: consistently increase shareholder dividends every year for at least 20 consecutive years. Companies with this kind of track record tend to attract a lot of investor attention — and furthermore, “tracking” funds that follow the Dividend Aristocrats Index must own
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Shutterstock The stock market has just started recovering from its early-February lows—and there are 3 ridiculously cheap funds set to jump even higher while paying massive dividends. Before I show them to you, let’s talk a bit about why the market is set to go higher. Right now, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF is up
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The stock market had a mixed close last week, as despite the apparent reduction of global tensions, the new $50 billion in tariffs was not reassuring to many investors. However, despite it all, bullish sentiment remains on the rise. According to the latest survey from the American Association of Individual Investors (AAI)) the bullish %
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Alphabet (Google) and Facebook stocks are reclassified. Here an attendee works on a laptop before the start of the Google I/O 2018 Conference May 8, 2018 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) There’s a somewhat unprecedented shake-up taking place within institutional investment portfolios this summer; individual investors need to learn about it
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Shutterstock Given the choice between two funds that have similar returns, many people prefer to invest in the one that prioritizes investing in companies that focus on clean energy, good governance or are committed to data security or equality. Sustainable ratings for mutual funds can help you find these kinds of funds, but because most
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