Market Timing is Not the Answer to Market VolatilityThe stock market’s recent roller coaster ride has been difficult for some investors to stomach, with many people selling first and asking questions later. According to the latest figures from the Investment Company Institute, investors pulled more than $30 billion out of stock …Read More keyboard_arrow_right
Double-Dip Fears ResurfaceWith the debt-ceiling drama finally behind us, economic pundits and other doomsayers are already looking for a fresh crisis (real or imagined) to drive ratings and readership higher. Therefore, don’t be surprised to see a reprisal of the "double-dip recession" story in the days and weeks ahead. Some observers …Read More keyboard_arrow_right
Top Fidelity Manager Is Going WalkaboutEarlier this month, before Fidelity publicly broke the news, we learned that Joel Tillinghast, the renowned manager of Fidelity Low-Priced Stock, would be departing on a four-month leave of absence this September. A standout among Fidelity’s managers, Tillinghast has been tireless in his pursuit and delivery …Read More keyboard_arrow_right
Where Has the Yield Gone?There are two separate, but equally troubling, issues for money fund investors these days. The first is absolutely rock-bottom yields, while the second is the continuing financial instability in Greece, which may be worming its way into several prominent European banks whose issues are often found in …Read More keyboard_arrow_right
Fidelity vs. Vanguard
Which is right for you?
The Star-Spangled Fund UniverseAnyone who has invested in mutual funds should be familiar with the phrase "past performance is no guarantee of future results." Yet for years, many individual investors have largely ignored this advice by basing their mutual fund selections in part or entirely upon Morningstar’s "star" ratings--a system that …Read More keyboard_arrow_right
Text This to Your Teens: A Roth IRA Could Make Them a Multi-MillionaireTeenagers being teenagers, it is rarely easy to get them thinking further into the future than Friday night. But with the summer job season for high school and college students upon us, now is a good time to teach …Read More keyboard_arrow_right
Fidelity’s Bond BlastKeeping the world’s largest mutual fund company going is one thing. Keeping it growing is another. Yet, on both counts, Fidelity continues to exceed its competitors. As evidence, consider Global High Income, Conservative Income Bond and the four “defined maturity” municipal income funds launched in recent weeks. These six …Read More keyboard_arrow_right
Vanguard Selects Dozens to Manage New Emerging Markets FundAttempting to capitalize on the success and popularity of emerging markets investments over the last several years, Vanguard announced plans to launch Emerging Markets Select Stock in mid-June. This actively managed fund will face stiff competition from Vanguard’s already successful Emerging Markets Index, …Read More keyboard_arrow_right
Markets Disembarking from QE2The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) made a big splash this week when Chairman Ben Bernanke held the first live press conference in the central bank’s 98-year history. Prior to the historic presser, the Fed announced it intended to wrap up its second "quantitative easing" program (QE2) by …Read More keyboard_arrow_right
Stock Buybacks: Public Enemy Number One?
Common Misconceptions About Buybacks and How They Impact Your Portfolio