Kevin Voigt is a former staff writer for NerdWallet covering investing. He previously was a reporter with The Wall Street Journal and business producer for CNN.com in Hong Kong, where he was based for nearly two decades.
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Yieldstreet Review 2023: Pros, Cons and How It Compares
Yieldstreet is an online platform that offers investors access to alternative investments in commercial real estate, marine projects and even art. Investment minimums typically start at $10,000 but can be as low as $2,500.
EToro Review 2023: Pros, Cons and How It Compares
A pioneer in social investing, eToro offers investors the ability to copy the cryptocurrency trades of pros. In addition to cryptocurrency, the broker offers access to stocks and ETFs.
DiversyFund Review 2023: Pros, Cons and How It Compares
DiversyFund can give nonaccredited investors the ability to diversify into real estate investing for as little as $500. But don’t expect to see any returns from your investment for three to five years.
SoFi Active Investing Review 2023: Pros, Cons and How It Compares
SoFi Active Investing is geared toward young investors getting their start in trading, with commission-free trades of stocks, ETFs and fractional shares. SoFi also offers cryptocurrency trading.
SigFig Review 2022: Pros, Cons and How It Compares
SigFig offers low management fees, free financial counseling and free management of the first $10,000 invested, but its $2,000 account minimum is higher than that of many competitors.
Zacks Trade Review 2023: Pros, Cons and How It Compares
Zacks Trade offers penny-a-share trades, a robust trading platform and, unlike most brokers, doesn't charge extra for broker-assisted trades.
Firstrade Review 2023: Pros, Cons and How It Compares
With free commissions on trades — including all mutual funds and cryptocurrencies — and a $0 account minimum, Firstrade is among NerdWallet’s top picks for discount brokers.
Mutual Fund Calculator: Find What Fees Will Cost You
Mutual fund fees can eat away at your returns. Make sure you know how much you're paying in fees with our calculator.
How to Invest in Index Funds and Best Index Funds of March 2023
Index funds are an easy, low-fee way to invest. It might be the smartest and easiest investment you ever make.
How to Buy Bitcoin: 6 Ways to Add BTC to Your Portfolio
You can buy Bitcoin through exchanges and stockbrokers, or from other owners. Regardless of where you get it, consider the risks of investing in digital assets.
4 Types of Mutual Funds
There are four broad types of mutual funds: Equity (stocks), fixed-income (bonds), money market funds (short-term debt), or both stocks and bonds (balanced or hybrid funds).
7 Best-Performing Mutual Funds for March 2023
These are the best U.S. equity funds based on five-year returns.
Best Brokers for Mutual Funds
Our investing team ranks the best brokers for mutual fund investing based on fund choices, cost, services and investment guidance.