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Steven Goldberg

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Kiplinger.com

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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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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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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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May 2018

5 Top Target-Date Retirement Fund Families

Investors are flocking to target-date retirement funds. These funds, which often are the default option in workplace 401(k) plans, received $70 billion in net inflows last year, bringing their total assets ...

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April 2018

The 5 Best Emerging-Markets Funds to Buy for the Long Haul

Emerging-markets funds are on fire. Over the past 12 months through April 18, the MSCI Emerging Markets index has returned 27.1%. That’s 7.6 percentage points more than the MSCI EAFE index of developed ...

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March 2018

The 5 Best Fidelity Stock Funds to Buy for the Long-Term

Some investors have given up on actively managed stock funds in recent years, instead turning to dirt-cheap index funds that passively track a benchmark. Index funds can get the job done. But the record ...

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March 2018

7 Reasons Bitcoin Is Doomed

A crash in this and other cryptocurrencies is inevitable.

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February 2018

Did Volatility ETFs Drive the Market’s Selloff?

These funds have no place among everyday investors

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February 2018

Volatile Stock Market’s 10% Correction Stokes Investor Fears

But market corrections are surprisingly common and surprisingly short-lived. Bear markets are another story. Here’s what you need to know.

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January 2018

The Only Two Vanguard Index Funds You Need for Retirement

Investing doesn't need to be complicated or expensive. Build a dirt-cheap portfolio that can last a lifetime with just one stock ETF and one bond ETF.

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January 2018

The Bull Market Isn't in Danger of Ending Yet

But the relentless stock melt-up can't last forever. Watch for these warning signs that the rally is coming to an end.

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January 2018

5 Best Stock Picks for 2018

A top fund manager reveals his favorite stocks for the new year. Hint: Think small.

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January 2018

6 Best Vanguard Index Funds for 2018 and Beyond

You can build a well-balanced portfolio with just six mutual funds—but which six and how much should you invest in each?

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December 2017

The 4 Best Bond Funds for Retirement Savers in 2018

Bonds are for ballast, not big returns. Plus: Retirees should keep maturities short.

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November 2017

The 7 Best Stock Funds for Retirement Savers in 2018

If you choose active fund management, be prepared to be a patient stock investor.

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November 2017

Japan's Stock Market Rebounds Under Abenomics

U.S. investors should take note of the rally as Prime Minister Abe’s economic policies take hold.

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October 2017

5 Reasons Stocks Should Keep Climbing

Just because stock valuations are high doesn't mean they can't still go up from here.

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