Stories by Stan Choe

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Fighting the tide aided fund investors

Many mutual funds that fell out of favor in 2013 were back on top last quarter.
By Stan Choe

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Municipal bond funds are making turnaround

NEW YORK - Municipal bonds are getting another chance. Money is flowing once again into muni-bond mutual funds, a turnaround from last year's exodus.
By Stan Choe

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Keep five-year funs in context

Many funds have more than doubled over that time, but that's due in part to the calendar creeping closer to the five-year anniversary of the March 9, 2009 bottom for the market. That means the ...
By Stan Choe

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014

Choppy market hasn't halted flows into stock funds

For a seventh consecutive month, investors put more cash into mutual funds than they withdrew, according to Lipper.
By Stan Choe

Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

Bond fundsmove up in 2014 while stocks slide

NEW YORK - Bond funds have made money so far this year as many stock markets around the world have faltered. It's another reminder of how bonds can help stabilize a portfolio and protect investors ...
By Stan Choe

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

Cashing out on 401(K) can be costly mistake

NEW YORK - Workers' 401(k) balances have never been bigger, thanks to continued contributions and a surging stock market. But many savers continue to make a mistake that's costing them thousands ...
By Stan Choe

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

Schwab offers all-ETF 401(k) plans

Every month, billions of dollars flow into mutual funds and exchange-traded funds that simply track a market index rather than try to beat it. Demand is so strong for the lower costs of index ...
By Stan Choe

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014

New bond fund offers flexibility in investing

NEW YORK - Bond funds aren't boring anymore. A new kind is on the scene, after many of the formerly steady and reliable workhorse investments lost money last year for the first time in more than a ...
By Stan Choe

Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

The mutual fund fee that might be good for you

Researchers have found that funds with redemption fees tend to do better than those that don't, largely because they discourage short-term traders from entering.
By Stan Choe

Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014

Foreign stocks are moving in greater unison with US stocks

Fund manager says foreign markets offer less diversification than in the past.
By Stan Choe

Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013

Investors give stock choosers a chance

NEW YORK - Stock pickers are getting respect again. Well, some of them.
By Stan Choe

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

Bigger worries are swirling around small stocks

NEW YORK - Small stocks have brought big joy this year, but they've been so generous that some mutual fund managers question how much they have left to give.
By Stan Choe

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

Who has the time to choose a mutual fund?

NEW YORK - More investors are letting a target-date mutual fund figure out how to allocate their 401(k) retirement plan, particularly younger workers.
By Stan Choe

Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013

Mutual funds go from worst to first, again

Want to know which mutual funds are topping the performance charts this year? Check the ones that struggled last year.
By Stan Choe

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013

Bond funds are seeing an increase

NEW YORK - A funny thing has happened since investors pulled more than $100 billion from bond mutual funds this summer. Bond funds are no longer losing money. Almost every kind has made money over ...
By Stan Choe

Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013

Fund investors might face a bigger tax bill

April 15 is still a ways away, but it's not too early to start thinking about taxes for 2013. A confluence of factors means that many mutual fund investors are likely to face bigger tax bills.
By Stan Choe

Friday, Oct. 11, 2013

US investors are turning to foreign markets

Investors are piling into mutual funds that invest outside of the United States.
By Stan Choe

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

Of Mutual Interest: Investors hungrier for stock funds

Money is flowing into stock mutual funds for the first time in years, but only certain kinds.
By Stan Choe

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013

Mutual fund trends: Index funds win again

The numbers tell the story. The latest update on mutual fund performance is likely to widen the gap between investors who prefer index funds and those who favor the guidance of a stock picker.
By Stan Choe

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013

Only some mutual fund managers invest in their own

Only 49 percent of mutual funds have at least one manager who has invested in the fund, according to data provided by Morningstar.
By Stan Choe

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Pedestrian killed on Mike Padgett Highway

Around 8:15 p.m., Richmond County deputies responded to calls of a traffic accident in the 3100 block of Mike Padgett Highway and the intersection of Payton Drive. The victim, who has not been ...