Sometimes actively managed mutual funds may be smarter choices.
These mutual funds from Gerstein Fisher and Rydex beat competitors by tilting away from the biggest stocks.
Unconstrained funds have the flexibility to deliver positive returns in harsh markets.
Fixed-income funds will deliver meager results, warns Princeton professor Burton Malkiel.
Making bold bets can produce big gains or outsized losses.
Corporate profits are climbing as manufacturing increases.
Managers record steady gains by investing in companies that are being acquired.
Cautious techniques hurt returns in a bull market.
The benchmark's unique composition delivered steady results.
Vanguard has long extolled the virtues of index funds, but it turns out the company's actively managed funds perform even better. Here's why.