You know the rules of good fund picking, now tailor your fund portfolio. You'll also learn how to choose index, international, and bond funds.

Diversification is perhaps the most well-known investment strategy of all. Luckily, most funds have diversity built into them.

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How do you create a great porfolio? By carefully considering what you want to accomplish with your money and allocating it wisely.

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Index funds are very convenient, low-maintenance investments. But which fund or funds are right for you? To answer that, you should look at which index a fund follows, the tax effects of the fund, and the costs. These will differ according to fund.

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Socially responsible investing incorporates values and nonfinancial criteria into the investment process.

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Investing in other lands can be both exciting and scary, offering big returns and big risks. Here are two aspects to consider.

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When it comes to international funds, the manager's investment style and currency-hedging policy are two matters to consider.

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To bond investors, interest-rate risk and credit risk are the big risks to consider. If you have a bond fund, you should monitor them.

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In this tutorial, we examine what Morningstar brings to the table: the fixed-income style box and some tips for smart bond-fund buying.

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Mutual funds that invest in municipal bonds could save you money in taxes. Learn about the popular tax-deferral feature.

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