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Steven Goldberg

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Kiplinger.com

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Value Added
January 2019

John Bogle: The Defiant Patron Saint of Index Investing

Vanguard founder John C. Bogle died Jan. 16 at age 89. But "Saint Jack," who built the index fund from virtually nothing into a $5 trillion empire and was a boon to individual investors, had already cheated death several times before.

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SLIDE SHOW
January 2019

The 6 Best Vanguard Index Funds for 2019 and Beyond

Investing icon Warren Buffett advises investors to stash 90% of their money in a Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index fund and keep the rest in short-term government bonds. That’s a good start for investors ...

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SLIDE SHOW
January 2019

Value Added: 7 Top Stocks for 2019

Making money in the stock market this year is going to take all the skill and luck you can muster. The global economy is slowing, a trade war with China still lingers despite negotiations, and the Federal ...

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SLIDE SHOW
January 2019

The 7 Best Bond Funds for Retirement Savers in 2019

Bond funds are for your “safe” money. They give your portfolio ballast – and they’re a ready source of cash when you spot opportunities in the stock market. Just keep the very long-term in mind ...

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Fund Watch
December 2018

The 5 Best Stock Funds for Retirement Savers in 2019

The key to picking actively managed funds for the year ahead: Think defense

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Value Added
December 2018

Is This the New Bear Market?

The warning signs are all there, and so are the headwinds

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SLIDE SHOW
November 2018

The 6 Best Vanguard Funds to Own in a Bear Market

If you’ve built a solid portfolio of funds, the last thing you want to do is tear it apart and build a new one simply because the stock market is doing one of its periodic swan dives. But that doesn’t ...

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Value Added
October 2018

Midterm Elections Loom Over the Stock Market

Divided control of Congress, White House, has historically led to poor returns

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Value Added
October 2018

The Bear Market Drought Spoiled Us

The past 10 years make it look too easy to make money in stocks. Here’s how to prepare for worse times.

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SLIDE SHOW
September 2018

The 5 Best Actively Managed Vanguard Funds

Vanguard funds have become synonymous with index investing. But if you limit yourself to the firm’s passive strategies, you’ll miss some gems. Indeed, Vanguard fund managers actually invest more of ...

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Value Added
September 2018

Retirees: Don’t Overlook Annuities. Really.

The immediate fixed annuity offers guaranteed lifetime income

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Value Added
August 2018

Just How Pricey Is This Stock Market?

Let’s put the S&P 500’s P/E ratios under a magnifying glass.

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2018

The 6 Best REIT Funds to Buy

Rising interest rates and the decline of shopping malls have weighed on real estate investment trusts (REITs) over the past few years. The good news is that many REITs – special tax-advantaged businesses ...

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Value Added
July 2018

How to Invest Intelligently: Work Smart, Not Hard

One of the best things you can do is get out of your own way.

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2018

The 5 Best Value Funds to Buy Now

Want to beat the market? Academic work for decades has pointed the way: Invest in value stocks — stocks that are cheap relative to their earnings, cash flow or assets. Since 1940, value stocks have ...

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Value Added
June 2018

Investors: Don’t Sweat Donald Trump’s Tweets

The president's Twitter activity can certainly cause short-term market swings, but other factors are far more influential

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Value Added
May 2018

Don't Give Up on This Wild Bull Market

Sticking with stocks has always been a struggle. Nine years into a bull market, it still is.

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