With literally thousands of available mutual funds, how do you find the top ones for your portfolio? Bankrate has highlighted some of the best mutual funds.
About the author
Brian Baker covers investing and retirement for Bankrate. He is a CFA Charterholder and previously worked as an analyst at a buyside investment firm. Baker is passionate about helping people make sense of complicated financial topics so that they can better plan for their financial futures.
Investing, behavioral finance, stock analysis and valuation
Brian is a financial analyst with prior experience in research at a valuation-based investment firm. He has also reported on regulatory issues surrounding mergers and acquisitions, antitrust and trade.
Baker has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He is a CFA Charterholder.
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