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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Elizabeth Leary (née Ody) first joined Kiplinger in 2006 as a reporter, and has held various positions on staff and as a contributor in the years since. Her writing has also appeared in Barron's, BloombergBusinessweek, The Washington Post and other outlets.
Index funds have been the stars of the bull market. But investors may get a nasty surprise in the next bear market.
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Unless you have been sitting on the sidelines – or heaven forbid, invested in a bear-market fund – chances are your portfolio made good money in the past year. But even in a profitable year there are ...
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The five FAANG stocks – Facebook (FB), Amazon.com (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), Netflix (NFLX) and Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL) – soared to vertiginous heights last year, closing out the year with an average ...
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Even if you haven’t heard of the acronym, you’ve surely heard plenty about FAANG companies. Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Alphabet (represented by a “g” because it was formerly Google) have ...
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Only one of these stocks merits a buy rating in our view, and even that comes with a caveat.
Some years, it hardly seems to matter whether you invest in growth or value strategies – all stocks move up together, or all stocks move down together. But in 2017, strategy has mattered in a big way. ...
If you think U.S. stocks have had a heady run this year, take a look at emerging markets. The average diversified emerging-markets fund has returned 29% year-to-date, while funds that invest only in Chinese ...
Whether you’re starting out, have already retired or are somewhere in between, we show you how to make your money grow and last.
It's tough to get started saving when you have debt hanging over you. But once you get access to a retirement plan, make sure to fund it.
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Don't let family demands on your income stint your retirement savings.
You've accumulated money. Now, time to shuffle it around and get everything in order.
This what you've planned for. Now, to keep the income flowing.
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This bull market never stops charging. Now in its ninth year, the current winning streak has delivered a 342% cumulative gain in Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index since its 2009 low. In 2017 alone, the ...
Finding bargains isn't easy these days, but these three value-fund managers dug hard.
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Peer-to-peer lending can deliver generous returns, but you’ll be taking on a lot of risk.
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Want big returns? Take on big risks. So goes the inescapable calculus of investing. With so many investors focused on safety and income these days, we decided to take a contrarian approach by looking for ...
Although index funds offer quite a few benefits, rock-bottom expenses are most significant.
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