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  • Understanding Mutual Fund Risks, Part 2

    Understanding Mutual Fund Risks, Part 2

    In Part 1, we looked at five mutual fund risk categories—concentration, sector, price, business, and market—as well as how to evaluate those risks. Here we look at the other five major risk categories. Credit risk: Mutual funds are hardly confined to stocks. Plenty of bond funds are available as well. For such funds, credit risk becomes an issue. Broadly speaking, bonds (and bond risk levels) can be divided […]

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  • Understanding Mutual Fund Risks, Part 1

    Understanding Mutual Fund Risks, Part 1

    Sometimes investors tend to think of mutual funds as an investment panacea, since funds typically invest in a wide range of securities and thus provide automatic diversification. The tremendous amount of money invested in mutual funds also tends to reassure investors. According to the Investment Company Institute, total mutual fund investments reported to the Federal Reserve amounted to $2.564 trillion as of May 23, 2012. However, as with […]

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  • Are Money Market Mutual Funds Safe?

    Are Money Market Mutual Funds Safe?

    Money Market mutual funds are an extremely popular investment vehicle for holding investor’s cash investments. The wide majority of mutual fund investors have a money market mutual fund. They are perceived as being safe and very liquid, even though the interest earned may not be stellar. Money Market Mutual Funds vs. Bank Savings Accounts There are a number of technical differences between money market mutual funds and bank […]

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  • Understanding Mutual Fund Holdings and the Securities Markets

    Understanding Mutual Fund Holdings and the Securities Markets

    Mutual funds come in many flavors. There are stock funds, bond funds, real estate funds, and commodity funds.  There are hybrid funds which invest in combinations of the basic funds.  Many mutual funds come with impressive names, such a Magellan, so that you do not really know what investments are in the fund. With all the choices, different investment objectives, and names, it is no wonder that average […]

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  • Why Average Investors Prefer Mutual Funds over ETF’s

    Why Average Investors Prefer Mutual Funds over ETF’s

    Many articles have been written on the pros and cons of both mutual funds and Electronically Traded Funds, or ETF’s. Both methods of investing are simply a group of particular securities (stocks, bonds, commodities, etc.) bundled into one investment product and reflecting one price of all the underlying securities. Mutual Funds vs. ETF’s The major differences between the two concepts: ETF’s trade on the market exchanges, such as […]

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  • Understanding the Various Expenses Charged by Mutual Funds

    Understanding the Various Expenses Charged by Mutual Funds

    There are a number of fees that mutual funds may legally charge shareholders. The fees can be one time charges or annual charges. The types of fees imposed depend upon the fund being rated as a Load Fund or No-Load fund. Load vs. No-Load Funds A Load mutual fund charges a number of fees to pay for sales related expenses. These funds are marketed to the public by […]

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  • Growth Investing with Mutual Funds

    Growth Investing with Mutual Funds

    Some of the biggest names in investing have been dedicated growth-stock investors.  These investors believe that they can outperform their peers and the market by investing in companies that will grow market share and earnings more rapidly than competitors; often, these companies are small since small companies are able to achieve higher growth rates relative to large companies. This strategy, broadly called growth investing, is pursued because the […]

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  • Mutual Fund Managers: The Legends

    Mutual Fund Managers: The Legends

    While there have been thousands of mutual fund managers since the creation of the first modern mutual fund in 1924, only a handful of managers have risen to legendary status. Becoming a legend requires a great deal of skill, luck, and timing; meet the managers who had it all. Bill Miller – Legg Mason Value Trust Bill Miller is the Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Legg Mason […]

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  • What To Avoid When Choosing Mutual Funds

    What To Avoid When Choosing Mutual Funds

    There are over 7,500 mutual funds in the United States. This statistic can easily overwhelm and discourage an investor from taking the time to pick a good mutual fund; how is it possible to pick the best fund from over 7,500 choices? Good news: you don’t have to! By evaluating the fees and size of a mutual fund, you can quickly separate the good funds from the bad. […]

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  • Why Invest in Mutual Funds vs. Individual Securities?

    Why Invest in Mutual Funds vs. Individual Securities?

    Average investors have two avenues for investing in various markets: do it themselves, or have someone else do it for them. The Self-Investors will open a brokerage account and buy individual securities. The “hire-a-manager” crowd will either hire a professional portfolio manager, usually a brokerage firm, or invest their assets in funds. While there is steadily growing interest in Electronically Traded Funds (ETF’s), mutual funds are still the […]

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