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The Iconic Fidelity Magellan Fund

Anyone who has been a mutual fund investor has heard of the Fidelity Magellan Fund. Started in 1963, this fund became the top mutual fund for many years during the late 1970’s – 1990’s. The primary reason was the stellar performance turned in by the Fund’s investment manager – Peter […]

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A Mutual Fund May be a Fund of Funds

When people invest in stock mutual funds, they assume the investment manager is researching, evaluating and purchasing the common stocks of various companies to be included in the fund. This is normally true. The investment staffs of most large mutual fund companies include research analysts who specialize in the various […]

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Mutual Fund Mavens, Part II

While most investors have heard of the largest mutual fund companies such as Vanguard, T. Rowe Price, Franklin Templeton, etc, few know the story behind each institution. Many of the men who started these now famous and well-known companies were typically introducing an idea which at that time changed the […]

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Mutual Fund Mavens, Part I

While most investors have heard of the largest mutual fund companies such as Vanguard, T. Rowe Price, Franklin Templeton, etc, few know the story behind each institution. Many of the men who started these now famous and well-known companies were typically introducing an idea which at that time changed the […]

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Under The Hood At DFA

You will never once hear praise heaped on a DFA fund manager for successful stock-picking. This is not because DFA doesn’t post good returns, but because the managers at this relatively unknown Texas-based firm don’t pick stocks at all. However, this unique firm doesn’t index either; they promote themselves as […]

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Alternative Investing with Mutual Funds

Too many investors, mutual funds can be seen as stodgy old investment vehicles—they don’t appear to be nearly as exciting as options, futures, commodities, and hedge funds. However, the popularity of alternative investments as an asset class over the past decade has created a merger-of-sorts of the two styles: Alternative […]