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10 Small-Cap ETFs to Buy for Big Upside

It has been 25 years since the launch of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), America's first exchange-traded fund. Since then, U.S. ETF assets have growth to more than $3.4 trillion across more than 5,000 funds. They've...

My Best Investment Advice

As the author of this column, I'm frequently asked what advice I would give to women who are just starting out as investors. So this month I thought it would be useful to condense my top tips with a set of FAQs...

Wasatch Small Cap Value Joins Kiplinger 25

We don't remove funds from the Kiplinger 25 lightly. But after struggling since late 2014, Homestead Small Company Stock (HSCSX) is out. To be fair, shares in small firms were lackluster for part of that period....

The Case for Keeping Some Cash

Two issues ago, I urged everybody to suspend all inclination to brood about gathering risks or missed opportunities and let one's portfolio snooze. I obeyed my own counsel, not only by skipping this column for a...

7 Common Annuity Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

As you shift your focus from saving for retirement to withdrawing money in retirement, an annuity can be a crucial part of your income strategy. An annuity can provide guaranteed income that lasts for your...

What Drives Ariel Investments' John Rogers

John Rogers is a double anomaly. At a time when investors are increasingly turning to index funds, he picks individual stocks. And at a time when the market prefers growth-oriented companies, he buys value-priced...

Sit Tax-Free Income Bets on Housing Bonds

It's easy to see the appeal of municipal bonds for investors in the highest tax brackets. These IOUs, issued by state and local governments, are typically exempt from federal taxes as well as from most state and...

How to Navigate Investing in Emerging Markets

If you've been investing in emerging-markets stocks, you probably have a bad case of whiplash. After a rip-roaring run in 2017, the MSCI Emerging Markets index fell 17.7% from its peak in late January 2018...

Is President Trump Right About Why Quarterly...

Kiplinger's spoke with Charles K. Whitehead, a professor at Cornell Law School who specializes in corporations, financial markets and business transactions. Read on for an excerpt from our interview:See Also: 10...

Wasatch Small Cap Value

Symbol: WMCVX Expense Ratio: 1.41%Wasatch Small Cap Value focuses on fast-growing, high-quality firms selling at a discount. Manager Jim Larkins calls Small Cap Value a "fallen angel" fund. When a good company...

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Hillbilly Elegy

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The Big Short

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