This fund has only modestly outperformed its large-cap growth peers, but it can be a solid core holding for investors comfortable with concentrated portfolios.
Class I railroads have cost advantages and scale efficiencies that give them a competitive edge over lesser players.
All families should submit a FAFSA regardless of income level, but they also need to monitor household finances and understand student aid formulas, says Edvisors publisher Mark Kantrowitz.
Near-term inflation expectations are low, but fixed-income investors cannot overlook the negative impact inflation has on long-run returns.
February's better-than-expected job gains were still below the 2013 monthly average, but we should see acceleration--albeit uneven--in subsequent months, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Recent allegations have turned up the noise around PIMCO, but a bigger concern is whether the fund shop's new deputy CIOs can stand up to Bill Gross when needed, says Morningstar's Eric Jacobson.
This week: Geopolitics and investing, a real value in automakers, a value trap in retail, and a new CFO--but lingering questions--at Apple.
The corporate bond index will struggle to return more than the 2% it already has this year given the likelihood of rising long-term rates and today's historically low credit spreads.
With low yields and stretched valuations, today's bond market is a lot more about bond picking and building specific risk into the portfolio, says Loomis Sayles' Elaine Stokes.
PowerShares Buyback Achievers targets firms which have had the financial strength to keep buying shares, but beware of the high price tag.
Earnings will need to come through strong if we are to get another good year for stocks in 2014, says Nuveen chief equity strategist Bob Doll.
The raw data suggest that February job gains should be worse, not better, than the consensus of 143,000, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
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