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iShares Eyes Rate-Hedged ETFs
Mark Salzinger Image Mark Salzinger

Various ETF providers offer bond ETFs that hedge away interest rate risk, leaving credit risk as essentially the only …

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DoubleLine: Safety Play with Floating Rates?
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We don’t want to own traditional bond funds, because they’re going to lose value as interest rates rise, ca…

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Boyd's Bets: Fidelity Growth Funds
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There seems to be little “trust” in the market; the higher it goes, the more worried investors are that it&…

Janet Brown’s 5-Fund Portfolio for Peace of Mind
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We categorize funds into various groups; here, we are focusing on Class 4, which can be a good option for those who wan…

WCM Focused: A Favorite for International Growth
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One fund that’s been earning strong returns without making headlines is WCM Focused International Growth (WCMRX)…

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A Five-Pack of Preferred ETFs
Richard Moroney Image Richard Moroney

Preferred stocks represent ownership in a company and trade on exchanges like common stocks. But preferreds are also a …

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High Yield Havens
Mark Salzinger Image Mark Salzinger

Despite a reputation for volatility, the high-yield bond market could prove safer than higher-quality bonds …

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Why SPY? ETFs and Sector Analysis
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February was a very strong month for equities as the S&P 500 Index advanced 3.72% for the month which is the 10th …

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Diversify with Mutual Funds and ETFs

Even with the best advice and knowledge, investing is difficult, and successfully researching and selecting stocks is complex and time-consuming.

By choosing a mutual fund, comprised of potentially hundreds — even thousands — of stocks, you turn over the responsibility for maintaining a diversified portfolio to skilled professional managers.

ETFs, or exchange traded funds, are considered by many to be the best new market innovation in years. Like mutual funds, ETFs hold multiple stocks, avoiding the risks associated with an individual company. ETFs have the added advantage of being bought or sold easily throughout the day like any listed stock.

A primary distinction is that most mutual funds are "active" — which means they are managed by investment experts who select the stocks that make up the portfolio. Most ETFs, on the other hand, are "passive" — which means they invest in a specific group of stocks whose performance tries to mirror an underlying benchmark or index.

Access to the Top Fund and ETF Experts

How can you find the best mutual funds or the best ETFs to meet your investment goals? Through MoneyShow conferences and exclusive articles and videos on our website, the top mutual fund and ETF experts share their best ETF advice and top mutual fund recommendations.

In addition, the MoneyShow team follows the nation's best financial newsletter advisors, including those who are nationally recognized as the advisory industry's leading ETF experts and mutual fund experts. We give you direct access to these fund and ETF experts and their proprietary investment advice.

Finding the Best Mutual Funds and Best ETFs

MoneyShow's experts share their expertise so that you find the best sector-specific mutual funds, the best index mutual funds, the most successful passive mutual funds and active mutual funds, the best opportunities in closed-end mutual funds and the best mutual fund strategies as well as the best ETFs to diversify your portfolio.

Whether you are seeking growth or income, exposure to domestic or global markets, or low-risk or high-risk opportunities, our experts point you to the best mutual funds or the best ETFs.

Investment success requires education, experience and expertise. MoneyShow — through our website, articles, videos and conferences — gives you the investment tools, the knowledge, the guidance, and the specific mutual fund advice and ETF advice that you need to reach your financial goals.