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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 their own...

7 Best Biotech Stocks for Investors Who Hate Risk

Most of the buy-and-hold crowd tends to steer clear of biotech stocks, and for good reason. Biotechnology companies can be uncomfortably risky. Far too many horror stories of failed drug trials or the expiration...

Retirees: Don't Overlook Annuities. Really.

Most investors have grown to hate annuities. Hate them too much, in my view. In fact, if you'll read on, I think you'll agree that annuities make abundant sense for many retirees.My inbox used to be flooded with...

With the Market at Its Peak, Should You Wait...

Let's say you have some cash you want to invest for the long term. You know how important it is to get that money in the market so it can grow and earn compound returns -- but when do you invest it? SEE ALSO: 8...

7 Low-Cost Gold ETFs

Gold investors typically tout several virtues of the yellow metal: It hedges against inflation, they say, it's an uncorrelated asset that doesn't move with the stock market and it can grow in value when national...

8 REITs to Buy for Bargain Prices, Bloated...

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) have been on a wild ride over the past several years. Investors couldn't get enough of this dividend-friendly sector following the 2008 meltdown. The comparatively high...

5 Signs to Watch for a Stock Market Peak

It's no secret that the current bull market and economic expansion are getting long in the tooth. Eventually, the market will turn bearish, and history tells us that we're likely to see a recesssion six to nine...

The 5 Highest-Yielding Warren Buffett Dividend...

Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) famously doesn't pay dividends - it has better ways to use its cash - but Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett sure loves collecting them. The great majority of the stocks in Berkshire...

Asian Stocks: 4 Great ETFs for a Far East Surge

We've all heard that diversification is good for a portfolio. Considering that the U.S. stock market is at record highs, and stocks are about as pricey as they get, investors may want to consider spreading around...

10 Companies Already Hurt by President Trump's...

If steep tariffs on goods imported into the United States are only part of a negotiating tactic from President Donald Trump, he certainly has committed to his bluff. Trump's tariffs - the first of which went into...

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