Mutual Fund Industry Up in the Air as Passive Investing Takes Off

How the shift from active to passive management is rocking the mutual fund industry.

Volatility Worries Creating Fans of Option Writing Funds

Option writing funds are all the rage now due to increasing use in pension plans, growth in the number of mutual funds using them and a new Morningstar category.

Stock Picking Is Not Dead

Most active funds actually behave like herds.

Here's Why More Investors Prefer Cash Over Stocks

More investors are flocking to cash, according to a new survey from Wells Fargo.

Why Cleveland Research Heats Up the Market

One firm's channel checks hit some of the market's biggest giants -- meaning investors should keep an eye on the Midwest.

Regulatory Pressure May be Weighing on Risk-Taking in the Markets

Listed options did not cause the 2008 financial crisis, but were still swept up in the regulatory reform and the regulation may be preventing risk-taking.

Overseas Investors Boosting Muni Bond Market

Municipal bonds have regained their safe haven status as volatility returns to the stock and bond markets. They have also been getting a boost from yield-starved, go-anywhere overseas investors.

Here's Why It Still Makes Sense to Invest in Foreign Stocks

After the Brexit shock, investors may be wary of international stock markets.

The Lazy Man's Way to Great Returns

Give closed-end funds a chance.

These Value Funds Are No Bargain

International Value Advisers' funds have long trailed the S&P 500.