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Blackrock CEO Sees Increased Heavy Mutual Fund Demand in Europe

During an interview last week, Blackrock (BLK) CEO Larry Fink was quoted as seeing tremendous demand from European investors.

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Chipotle Blowout Quarter Great for T.Rowe Price & Fidelity Investors

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) clobbered earnings estimates by $.42 and reported profits of $3.50 per share in the second quarter. Sales rose 28.6% to $1.05 billion, beating views for $989.55 million, marking the third straight quarter of faster...

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Detroit Pension Cuts a Stark Reminder Why Long-Term Investing Matters

As if the news couldn’t get any bleaker for those Detroit pension retirees, a vote last night (approved by the retirees themselves) means that a pension settlement has been reached. The news is bleak is because the result forces retirees to take a...

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Quality Perception Problem Could Hang Over McDonald’s and Mutual Funds That Own Shares

Fast-food giant McDonald's (MCD) quarterly profit slipped about 1 percent as comparable sales in its struggling U.S. business fell. Per-share profit rose to $1.40 a share, but below analysts surveyed by FactSet who were looking for profit of $1.44...

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Wall Street Pauses After Netflix Earnings Announcement

Shares of Netflix (NFLX) may need work through another quarter before the shares can build on its nearly 23% stock price gains in 2014.

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Major Company Upgrades Positive for Several Mutual Funds

Despite the markets closing lower on Monday, there may be reason for mutual fund investors to be optimistic if several analyst calls from earlier today prove to be correct.

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Becoming the Top 1% of Mutual Fund Investors

In covering the markets from a trader’s standpoint, and then as a long-term investor and financial web entrepreneur, I can tell you that to get a true sense of investing success, long-term is really the only game a mutual fund investor needs to...

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Fund Focus: Davis Financial (RPFGX) Looks to Continue Gains

In what was a solid week for financial company earnings (Citigroup, JP Morgan, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs), it may make sense for mutual fund investors to consider allocating a portion of investor capital in what is appearing to be a stable and...

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Inflation Risk Means Investors Need to Think Long Term

Looking at historical rates of inflation increases, one can scour the data and find 4% as the approximate number for the annual rate of increases. If you do the math over 30 years, what someone pays $1 for this year will cost you nearly $3.25 over...

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Dividend Mutual Funds to Watch on Negative Tobacco Verdict

Tobacco stocks will be in play today following this past weekend’s jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages against RJ Reynolds (RAI) in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer.

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Bull Market Pulling in Big Dollars for Mutual Funds

Morningstar just released its June mutual fund flows and there appears to be no slowing down for investors as $24 billion came into the markets.

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Mutual Funds Enjoy Big Week from Skyworks Solutions

Skyworks Solutions (SWKS), a chipmaker that enables smartphones and other mobile devices to connect wirelessly to the Internet, gained over 12% on the week following earnings results that showed a better-than-expected 54% jump in fiscal Q3 profit....

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Time Warner Takeover Rumor Set to Reward these Mutual Funds

There’s been lots of takeover buzz with yesterday’s report that Time Warner (TWX) is being targeted as an acquisition from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA) company. In looking at the media landscape, any deal of this size will come...

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Mutual Fund Investors Reap M&A Rewards

Thanks to the recent spate of takeover deals, mutual fund investors have seen a new catalyst to higher stock prices and bigger portfolio gains. Judging from the building momentum, we may still be in the early innings as far as M&A is concerned.

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Under the Hood of the Most Popular Mutual Funds

While investors may have a wide variety of mutual funds to choose from, there are a handful products that have managed to rake in billion of dollars in net assets over the years. The U.S. mutual fund market has approximately $15 trillion in total...

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Complete Guide to Mutual Fund Expenses

Mutual fund investing has been the cornerstone of long-term portfolios for decades, as investors have long used these products to construct diversified portfolios. But for all of the investing options that mutual funds provide, there can often be...

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7 Questions to Ask When Buying a Mutual Fund

Putting forth the effort to take charge of your investments is the first, and often the most difficult, step in the financial planning process. The second half of the battle lies in education; that is to say, taking the time to get familiar with...