This week's Mutual Funds and ETF stories
- Mutual fund managers on a hot streak may be too good for your money
- The end is coming soon for the biggest tech bubble we've ever seen
- Yes, save twice your salary by the time you're 35 — and 7 other things you should do
- These three ETFs carry low risks but potentially high rewards
- A collapse in bitcoin won't kill blockchain
There's the rub. The more cash a fund manager has to invest, the more difficult it is to buy meaningful stakes in the overlooked stocks that helped boost the fund's returns and grow its profile. Accordingly, by the time investors pile in, that superstar fund's stellar days are largely behind it. As Yogi Berra sagely observed: "Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded."
Read more about this fund investor's dilemma and what you can do about it. Then, check out how to approach stocks with more confidence, learn about small-cap stocks with big potential, and see how state governments are making sure that financial adviser's continue to act in your best interests.
— Jonathan Burton
Investment success for a fortunate few can lead to disappointment for many, writes Mark Hulbert.
Why mutual fund managers on a hot streak may be too good for your money
Investing confidence has more to do with you than your age.
Why you probably have less money invested in stocks than you should
Investors don't appear to be as fearful of a rising-rate environment, as you might be led to believe by all the gloomy headlines lately. Regardless, billions are being thrown at this turbulent market. Before you join in, you've got to ask yourself one thing.
Ask yourself this simple but critical question before you buy into this stock market
Keith Wright, a professor at the Villanova School of Business, warns of big trouble in overvalued startups.
Why the end is coming soon for the biggest tech bubble we've ever seen
Financial advisers have more advice for what to do by your mid-30s.
Yes, save twice your salary by the time you're 35 — and 7 other things you should do
Professional gamers are like professional athletes, making money from endorsements and winnings.
Meet the financial adviser who tells pro video gamers how to spend their $250K incomes
Simon Maierhofer on the contrarian nature of consumer staples, long-dated Treasurys and investment-grade corporate bonds.
These three ETFs carry low risks but potentially high rewards
These companies are screened for increasing sales and improving profit margins.
10 fast-growing companies in the hottest small-cap stock sector
Osterweis fund manager Jim Callinan expects stocks he owns to at least double. By Michael Brush.
These small-cap stocks may speed ahead as the economy slows
Companies including Qualcomm, Navient and Exxon Mobil made the cut in a stringent stock screener.
15 dividend stocks whose 4%-plus yields beat Treasury bonds
Popular consumer companies have underperformed, but a group including W.W. Grainger, T. Rowe Price and AbbVie are easily beating the S&P 500.
These ‘Dividend Aristocrat' stocks have risen as much as 31% this year, bucking a bad trend
If you still owe the AMT, you'll probably owe less — maybe a lot less.
Surprising strategies to avoid the alternative minimum tax under the new tax law
Help your kids develop financial literacy and good credit with a few simple rules.
Help your kids learn to avoid these 6 big credit mistakes
Some people think cryptocurrencies are a bubble waiting to pop just like the dot-com bubble in the early 2000s. Using that same analogy for cryptocurrency, what about blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin and Ether? Here's what you need to know.
Why a collapse in bitcoin won't kill blockchain
After a U.S. Appeals Court ruled to vacate the Obama-era fiduciary rule, various states are now moving to create their own fiduciary rule, which requires financial advisors to act in the best interest of their clients. Here's what you need to know.
Is the fiduciary rule dead? Here's everything you need to know