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Recent Content By Bob Ciura

These Mutual Funds Have High Exposure to China

It’s 2016 now but the stock market is behaving like it’s 2015 all over again. On the first...

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Mutual Fund Education

The Top Small-Cap Mutual Funds

Small-caps are stocks with market capitalizations of generally $2 billion or less. Market...


The Top Mutual Funds for Emerging-Market Exposure

Investors should consider focusing a portion of their portfolio on the emerging markets. These...

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The Top Mutual Funds for Dividend Growth

[Updated on October 3, 2017 by David Dierking] Investing in long-term dividend growers has been a...

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The Top Mutual Funds for Rising Interest Rates

Since the Great Recession and financial crisis of 2008, the U.S. Federal Reserve has maintained a...

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Equity Funds

The Best Technology Mutual Funds

The technology sector has strongly outperformed the broader market so far in 2015. As measured by...

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Real Estate Mutual Funds With High Dividend Yields

One of the most popular methods of investing in real estate is through real estate investment...

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Mutual Funds That Will Benefit From a Rally in Precious Metals Prices

Precious metals have suffered poor returns over the past few years. For example, the major SPDR...

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Mutual Funds That Will Benefit From Rising Oil Prices

The energy sector has been hit hard this year by falling commodity prices. Crude oil is currently...

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These Small-Cap Mutual Funds Have Outperformed In 2015

Growth investors tend to view small-cap stocks more attractively than large-cap stocks in a bull...


The SEC & New Liquidity Management Rules

The concept of liquidity is a very important topic in finance. Liquidity is a financial term that...

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Fixed-Income Funds

Bond Mutual Funds Reap the Benefits of Low Interest Rates

Interest rates have remained low due to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to hold off on...

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The State of the Mutual Fund Industry in 2015

Many investors choose to purchase mutual funds instead of buying individual stocks. There is good...

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Target-Date Funds

The Lowest Cost Target-Date Funds

[Updated December 28, 2017 by David Dierking] If there’s one trend that has emerged over the past...

Bond Funds

What’s the Difference Between Fixed Income and Bond Funds?

Investors tend to lump fixed income and bonds into the same group. But that is not always the...

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Fixed-Income Funds

Stable Income Opportunities in High-Yield Debt

Since the financial crisis of 2008 and the ensuing recession in the United States, the U.S....

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3 Must-Read Pieces for Practice Management: March 26 Edition

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What Is Portfolio Management?

Successful portfolio management is about more than just picking the right mutual funds. It...

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