High fees hurt returns.
Robert Shiller's S&P CAPE valuation data suggests moderate headwinds for large-cap stock funds, and even active funds may feel the drag.
Lawsuit evidence shows some portfolio counselors voiced concerns in a 2004 internal survey, but the funds' strong performance is hard to fault.
There are several reasons to worry.
How Joel Greenblatt's magic formula stacks up against some popular mutual funds.
Even if the market looks dear, stick to your planned allocation or find a seasoned manager who can adjust it for you.
American's stock and balanced funds held up.
Think about your goals, and learn about market history.
How cash stakes of some American funds have declined, and what the managers of those funds are buying.
How to employ our Fund Manager of the Decade nominees wisely.
Use these rules to narrow the field.
Buy-and-hold works--if you've got the right allocation to begin with.
Which of these six international funds have something to write home about?
This manager is off the radar but on the mark.
How American Funds' growth offerings have navigated technology.
In his most recent shareholder letter, Oakmark's Bill Nygren takes issue with the gloom and doom view.
As the rally eases off the gas pedal, we take stock of winners, losers, valuations, and the opportunities remaining.
How to implement a Buffett-inspired fund strategy.
Capital Ideas author had knack for making sophisticated research accessible and actionable.
Capital Group expects 820 staff cuts; no investment professionals included in layoffs.
Can you hear me now?
What AT&T's earnings release means for American Funds' big stake in the giant telecom.
Consider small-cap, TIPS, real estate, commodity, and distressed security funds.
If a proposal passes, the firm will have no municipal money market option.
American likely suffered from B-shares sold over the past few years.