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Best ETFs: Medium-Term Bonds

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This group includes funds whose portfolios have a duration (a measure of interest-rate sensitivity) between 4 and 7 years. Either the fund aims narrowly in that range or else it’s a broad-market index fund (covering all maturities) and winds up w… Continue reading

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Best ETFs: Municipal Bonds

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It’s hard to get enthusiastic about this part of the ETF market. Assets and trading volumes are fairly low, and partly for that reason the costs are fairly high. Continue reading

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Best ETFs: Sector Funds

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If you like to gamble, sector funds are for you. Hindsight is a powerful draw. If only you had put all your money into that biotech fund a few years ago, you could be retired now. Continue reading

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Best ETFs: Diversified International Funds

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You’re supposed to put some of your equity money in overseas companies. At least, that’s what most of the experts will tell you. You can get that foreign exposure very cheaply from the funds at the top of this list. Continue reading

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Best ETFs: Currency and Commodity Funds

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There are a lot of ways to bet against the U.S. dollar. Several plausible but expensive options are displayed here. Continue reading

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How To Get $3,000 A Month In Retirement

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Cut your portfoliomanagement
fee by $2,100. Continue reading

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How To Calculate Your Retirement Liability

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BlackRock has a formula to determine the cost of retirement. If you are past 55, pay attention. Continue reading

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How To Deploy $100,000

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If you land a windfall, should you pay off your mortgage or invest the money? Continue reading

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Why Smart-Beta Stocks Are Overbought

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Low-vol stocks like Kroger and Visa did surprisingly well. That doesn’t make them a buy now. Continue reading

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12 Worst Buys in Funds

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How much are you going to pay to have 4% of your portfolio in Apple and 1% in CVS? Continue reading

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