News Sentinel Northshore Management Company founding partner Mike West talks about the structure of the company in his office in Knoxville on Jan.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index dropped 0.91 of a point to close at 1,649.60. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 8.60 points to 15,303, a gain of 0.1 percent.
Like many investors when I began building portfolios I focused on stocks. I hoped to build a portfolio that would ultimately rain down dividends.
The stock market is heading lower in early trading, putting it on track for its first weekly loss in a month.
The small-cap growth style ranks tenth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my Style Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report.
As the global climate change discussions heat up in Washington, many investors are paying attention to the impact of their investments on the environment and the well being of people around the world.
It can't be said enough: A stock, mutual fund or exchange-traded fund doesn't know you own it and doesn't care about your work, family, goals or retirement.
Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets rose $19.53 billion to $2.601 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute.
Municipal bonds continue to provide a reliable refuge from stock market volatility and a steady source of tax-free income.
Interest income exempt from federal income tax is among the many distinct advantages that municipal bonds offer to investors.
Japan's white-hot stock market has investors crowding in, but there are few reasons why you shouldn't follow the pack.
The Mid-cap Value style ranks ninth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my Style Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report.
Investors seeking long-term aggressive holdings need not look beyond mutual funds betting on the technology sector.
Members of the military have a lot of special financial challenges that most people don't encounter.
When investors have the willingness to take short term positions and the ability to bear a certain degree of risk, small-cap funds could be the correct choice.
Shareholders of mutual fund companies have had a lot to cheer about so far this year - lots more, in fact, than the shareholders in the mutual funds themselves.