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That Other Nasdaq-Index ETF

Fidelity Investments’ Nasdaq Composite Tracking Stock ETF (ONEQ) is far smaller than the Invesco Powershares QQQ ETF.

Merger-Arbitrage Funds for Small Investors

A smattering of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds allow individuals to join big investors in the business of betting on announced mergers and takeovers. But should they?

A History of Mutual-Fund Doors Opening and Closing

This weekend’s “Intelligent Investor” column looks at why more mutual funds don’t close to new investors.Here, Jason Zweig looks at the flip side: the days before funds were continuously open for new purchases.

Five Robo Advisers, Five Very Different Portfolios

We tried out online advisory services.Here's a close look at the exchange-traded funds that five of these services suggested for a moderate-risk investor.

What Long Life Spans Mean for Your Money and Career

During the 20th century, life expectancy in the U.S. climbed by almost 50%. Columnist Jonathan Clements lists three ways that longer life spans should color how people manage their finances and plan for their futures.

Why Labor Department Gets a Say on IRA Advice

A new Labor proposal would require more advisers to put their clients' interests first when dealing with individual retirement accounts.We explain how the agency that oversees workplace plans gets involved.

A New Option to Borrow Against the Porsche

Borro, a “luxury-asset-based lender,” has begun offering loans with maturities up to three years backed by valuables that can also include art, jewelry, antiques and fine wines.

Bank CDs: Your Broker Might Have the Best Deals

Some brokered certificates of deposit are offering attractive yields, but there are risks that buyers need to understand.

A Late Start on Retirement Savings Is Common, and Costly

Most people 55 and older say they started saving for retirement later than they should have. A new study quantifies the costs and the sacrifices needed to catch up.

Work in Retirement? Don’t Count On It.

Working longer often proves an elusive goal—and for many, it’s an unrealistic way to bail out a retirement savings deficit.

Hospitals Get New Ratings From Medicare

The star ratings rank more than 3,500 hospitals across the U.S. based on patients' reviews.

A Chip Card Doesn’t Guarantee Greater Security

Credit cards and debit cards with embedded computer chips deliver enhanced security only when used at merchants whose check-out terminals accept the new technology.

How to Cut the Tax on Your Investments

If your portfolio triggered a hefty 2014 tax bill, forget trying to do better over the next year. Instead, think about the next few decades, says columnist Jonathan Clements.

The Dollars and Sense of Delaying Social Security

Thinking of the benefit as a lump sum, as opposed to a stream of payments, can help in comparing various claiming strategies. The payoff for waiting to age 70 to start Social Security can be tens of thousands of dollars.

Will That Ticket Bump Up Your Auto-Insurance Bill?

There is encouraging news from a new survey by website insuranceQuotes.com. Key factors include the severity of the violation and your age.

10 Tips to Get Your Finances Off to a Strong Start

Advice for college students and recent grads on smart moves to make and pitfalls to avoid.

A Late Start on Retirement Savings Is Common—and Costly

Most people 55 and older say they started saving for retirement later than they should have. A new study quantifies the costs and the sacrifices needed to catch up.

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