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Sector Watch: Spotlight on Healthcare

How healthy is your portfolio? Diversifying your investments means more than just owning a lot of different securities. It’s a matter of owning securities that don’t all move together when markets...

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Investments in Tax-Advantaged Accounts

Tax-advantaged accounts, such as IRAs and 401(k) plans, provide a great way to save for retirement. And if your only investments are in tax-advantaged accounts, then your primary focus should be...

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Investors Leading a Low Cost Revolution

Shopping around can save you money at the grocery store, the car dealership, and perhaps most importantly, in your investment portfolio. More investors than ever realize that one of the keys to a...

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Analyzing ETF and Mutual Fund Options for Your Investment Portfolio

Sorting through your list of 401(k) options or looking at ads for mutual funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs), you may feel overwhelmed by all the choices. But knowing how to approach basic fund...

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5 Ways to Improve Your Cash Flow and Invest More

For some people, deciding how to invest is the hard part. But for others, finding extra money to put toward investments is even harder. You know investing is important, and you know the more...

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Are Equal-Weight ETFs Here to Stay?

Given the growing number and popularity of ETFs—and given their reputation as a low-cost tool for diversification—it’s important to understand how these investments track the indexes they...

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Better Choices for Investors Help Put the Squeeze on Mutual Fund Fees

With all the talk about how fees can negatively impact investment returns, particularly over the long run, it's nice to see the new research showing that mutual fund fees have started to come...

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ETF Expense Ratios: Their Impact on Long-Term Performance

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are commonly recognized as a low-cost way to achieve a diversified portfolio. That makes sense: because ETFs are passively managed, they don’t incur the research and...

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Income Investors Are Feeling the Squeeze

Investors have been finding it increasingly difficult to generate income in their investment portfolios. This is a problem that impacts many people who rely on portfolio income to live on or to...

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How ETFs Can Benefit a Diversified Investment Portfolio

Over the past decade, the exchange-traded fund (ETF) has made its way into an increasing number of investors’ portfolios, and it’s not hard to see why. An ETF is a basket of securities that trades...

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