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…

Tickers: GRSPX | OAKBX | PASDX | SWHEX
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)…

Tickers: WCMRX
A Five-Pack of Preferred ETFs
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Preferred stocks represent ownership in a company and trade on exchanges like common stocks. But preferreds are also a …

Tickers: FPE | PFF | PGF | PGX
High Yield Havens
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Despite a reputation for volatility, the high-yield bond market could prove safer than higher-quality bonds …

Tickers: PHB | VWEHX
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 …

Tickers: SPY | XLV | XLB | XLU
Closed-End Duo forTax-Efficient Yields
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Income investors with large taxable accounts are consistently focused on maximizing their total return and minimizing t…

Tickers: ETG | GDV
Value ETFs for the Trump Trade

Right now, the "Trump trade" is one in which cyclical sectors are likely to benefit, including Trump-specifi…

Tickers: IUSV | IVE
Matthews: Expertise in Emerging Asia
Cynthia Andrade

Matthews Emerging Asia (MEASX) invests in stocks of companies in Asia, excluding Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Sin…

Tickers: MEASX
Tocqueville: Top Pick for Miners
Alyssa Lappen

Sector funds with a narrow focus that still offers investors a diversified way to gain stakes in particular market segm…

Tickers: TGLDX
A Duo of IPO-Focused ETFs
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I love capitalism, free minds and free markets; in fact, I’m a proud extremist and an ardent advocate for these p…

Tickers: IPO | FPX
An ETF for High Yield Corporates
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Despite a bear market for bonds in the face of rising interest rates and inflation expectations, one corner of the fix…

Tickers: HYG
Going Global
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For the longer run, we believe foreign developed markets, especially much of Continental Europe and Japan, face headwi…

Tickers: MINDX | INDA | EWW | GISOX
Uranium: Contrarian Play on a Hated Asset
Peter Krauth

Contrarian investing is the purest expression of the "buy low, sell high" paradigm. It can net those brave e…

Tickers: URA
Cuba: A Trump Play?
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Global expert Vivian Lewis offers a counter-initutative trade on Trump administration policies. Here, the ed…

Tickers: CUBA
Vanguard Energy: "A Lot to Like"
Alyssa Lappen

Until OPEC’s recent production cuts, investors holding energy stocks were guaranteed to feel a certain amount of …

Tickers: VGENX
An ETF for Quality Munis
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Invesco Municipal Trust (VKQ) is a high quality diversified municipal bond fund that uses active management of a levera…

Tickers: DBFRX | DLFRX