Stan Luxenberg

Special Contributor,
The Street

Stan Luxenberg is a freelance writer specializing in mutual funds and investing. He was executive editor of Individual Investor magazine.

Fighting the Bond Bears
While the broader market runs to short-term bonds and cash, some contrarian managers are keeping the faith in longer-term debt.
Bargains in Closed-End Funds?
Many closed-end funds are trading at discounts as investors worry about rising rates. A handful of mutual funds and ETFs let investors buy a basket of the securities with fairly rich yields—for now.
Mid-Year Fund Picks
Plenty of fund managers got it wrong this year. Worried about rising interest rates, many dumped bonds and shifted to cash and stocks. Talk about bad timing.
Contrarian Picks From Sohn
From investing in Russian gas company Gazprom to shorting oil, hedge fund managers at this year’s Sohn Investment Conference revealed some of their big bets. Here are the highlights.
The Benefits of Low Frequency Trading
Low-turnover mutual funds may not outperform in calm environments, but there are clear cost advantages.
Is Russia Cold or Hot?
Fund managers say the Russian stock market is among the cheapest in the world, but the stocks of Putin’s country are only suitable for clients with strong stomachs.
Bargain Hunting in the Emerging Markets
Are developing equity markets oversold? Here's how to play the rebound.
The Quant Comeback
With the strong results of quant funds last year, some clients may be inclined to jump in. But for best results, pick management teams that have long records for delivering winning results.
Au Contraire
Contrarian funds should not get overlooked in raging bull markets. Long-term investors profit from the out-of-step strategies.
For Some Active Funds, Luck Has Nothing to Do With It  2
On average, actively managed funds do poorly. But there are some outliers, and their records are so compelling that it’s hard to attribute the success to luck.
The Price of Buying High
A recent study by Morningstar suggests the costs of ill-timed moves.
A Real Estate Revival?
Real estate was one of the worst performers of 2013, but some analysts are betting on a rebound this year. Here’s how to play it
The Case for Mutual Funds
The advantages of the ETF structure are limited, and for many investors, mutual funds can be as cheap as comparable ETFs.
Playing the Muni Downtrend
Was the downturn in municipal bonds overblown? Many portfolio managers are betting that munis will rebound. Here’s how to play it.
Can Target-Date Funds Provide Enough to Last?
Can the target funds actually provide enough income to last through long retirements? Fund companies think so, but some analysts are expressing doubts.
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