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On Forbes: Help Navigating Changing Bond Markets

February 26, 2013

FundX president Janet Brown aims to help investors navigate changing bond markets in her latest post on the Forbes Intelligent Investing blog, “5 Reasons Why Bond Funds Can Help You Navigate Bond Market Headwinds Successfully.” Bonds have done well for the last few years, but some are now questioning if this will continue. “No one […]

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On Forbes: Proof Not Predictions

December 20, 2012

Market predictions are common this time of year, but as Janet Brown writes on the Forbes Intelligent Investing blog, “No one knows for sure what the future holds, and as 2012 showed, market changes are often different than anyone expects.” In her latest Forbes post, Forget Market Predictions, Invest on Proof, Janet points out that […]

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On Forbes: 3 Market Trends to Follow Now

August 28, 2012

The NoLoad FundX Upgrading strategy leads investors to change their portfolios in response to changing markets, and on Forbes Intelligent Investing blog, Janet Brown highlights three ways the market has changed in the last year, and shows how investors can align their portfolios with the current leading areas. Click here to read “Three Market Trends […]

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On Forbes: When Growth Trumps Value

June 21, 2012

The market continues to favor companies that are growing in this slow-growth environment. Historically, there have been years when it paid to invest in growth and years when value was the place to be. Janet Brown’s latest post on the Forbes Intelligent Investing blog, “Four Funds to Buy When Growth Trends Trump Value,” examines 35 […]

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On Forbes: Active and Passive Investing

May 29, 2012

In a new post on the Forbes Intelligent Investing blog, NoLoad FundX editor Janet Brown explores the challenges and consequences of active and passive investing. “By owning index funds, passive investors have the comfort of knowing they’ll never underperform the indexes they own, but they also give up the possibility of ever outperforming those indexes,” […]

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On Forbes: Why Stocks are Still the Best Long-Term Investment

May 17, 2012

Bonds have performed so strongly that some investors now question “why they should take the risk of investing in stocks if lower risk bonds have higher rewards,” Janet Brown writes in her latest post for the Forbes Intelligent Investing blog. Janet looks back at the long-term returns of stocks versus bonds from 1925 through 2011 […]

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On Forbes: Capturing Global Trends

May 1, 2012

Historically, there have been several periods when it definitely paid to “go global,” and other periods when U.S. stocks were hard to beat. In her latest post on the Forbes Intelligent Investing blog, “Capture Global Trends to Improve Returns,” Janet Brown explains how investors can take advantage of global trends. The first step, she writes, […]

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On Forbes: What To Do About Low Interest Rates?

March 27, 2012

What To Do About Low Interest Rates? Janet Brown tackles this common investor question in her latest post the Forbes Intelligent Investing blog. She offers three key tips: 1. Don’t Focus Only on Yield. “Funds with higher yields may not necessarily perform as well as other funds, or they may take on more risk to […]

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On Forbes: Fund Trading Costs

March 13, 2012

Using a broker to buy and sell mutual funds is certainly convenient –  investors can hold funds from multiple fund companies all in one account and trade those shares easily.  But there are costs involved. Janet Brown’s latest post on the Forbes Intelligent Investing blog, Fund Trading Costs: The ABCs of Transaction Fees, explains common […]

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On Forbes: Commission-Free ETFs

February 21, 2012

If you missed our January 26, 2012 post on commission-free ETFs, click over to the Forbes Intelligent Investing blog and read NoLoad FundX editor Janet Brown’s latest contribution, Are Commission-Free ETFs Really Cheaper? Janet looked at how much it costs to trade ETFs at eight common brokers and how many ETFs are available without commissions. […]

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