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Selling Mutual Funds

So, you have got this mutual fund and it has not been performing like you thought it would and now you need to find all the information you can about selling mutual funds. Just for starters you need to understand some basic tactics. The first thing you should do is get in touch with your broker, or whomever you bought the mutual fund from in the first place. They should be able to help you sell it. They will ask you if you want to sell for net or gross. Selling for net means you will have t........ Read More

Why Are Mutual Funds Popular?

Mutual funds are probably one of the most popular choices in investing today. If you are wondering why they are so popular there are as many reasons as there are investors. Some of the biggest reasons will be discussed here. First of all, mutual funds are inexpensive when compared to some stocks and do not carry the hefty commissions that go along with trading through the stock market in many cases. The relative inexpensiveness of mutual funds when compared to other stock purchases make th........ Read More

Mutual Fund Pros

Every investment type has its share of pros and cons, the same holds true when it comes to mutual funds. For many investors this is the only way to go while others are very wary or even contemptuous of those who elect to navigate the safer waters of mutual funds rather than taking the risks of the open seas of the stock market. Either way you should understand that there are many benefits to be found by working with mutual funds rather than stocks. You will find a good many of these benefits l........ Read More

Mutual Fund Information

Getting good mutual fund information is the first step in investing in mutual funds. Mutual funds are great investment tools. The money from investors gets pooled and invested in a combination of stocks, bonds, commodities, and cash investment strategies. If you find a mutual fund company that does it you can even invest in companies overseas without even blinking an eye. Why? Because the fund manager does it for you. All you have to do is your initial homework to find the fund or funds you........ Read More

How To Look For The Best No Load Mutual Funds

Copyright 2006 Michael Saville Low fees and expense ratios. In their search for the best no load mutual fund, some investors tend to select mutual funds based solely on their fees and expense ratios. The rationale is that by choosing mutual funds with low fees, investors can have more of their capital invested. Also, no load mutual funds with low expense ratios will pass on more of the returns they earn to their shareholders. However, metrics such as price/earnings ratio and dividend yield on ........ Read More

Stocks Or Mutual Funds?

If you happen to have some money left over at the end of all the bill payments and you have no need for anymore toys, or even if you are beginning a prudent and fiscally responsible gamble on some wealth that incorporates investment opportunities, you may find yourself wondering whether investing in stocks or purchasing mutual funds will offer the best returns. You might also consider this question when considering how to set up a retirement fund. In order to help make the decision, it is impor........ Read More

How Mutual Funds Work

Mutual funds are good options for American investors to meet their financial goals. These funds offer professional management and diversification of the funds invested. Mutual funds assets in 1990-2000 rose from 1.065 trillion to a whooping 6.965 trillion dollars. 10% Americans owned funds in 1980 and by 2000, the percentage increased to 49%. What are Mutual funds? A company dealing in mutual funds invests the money of several investors in bonds, stocks, securities, assets and several othe........ Read More

Know Your Mutual Funds

It is important for the individual investor to know about Mutual Funds. For some people the decision to invest in Mutual Funds is based on the premise that it is low risk investing. By in large this may be true, but it depends on the Mutual Fund and in particular the fund manager. A Mutual Fund is a collection of stocks and other investments that are packaged by an investment company. Generally speaking it is a means by which the average pay check earner may enter the stock market. Some Mut........ Read More

Silver Mutual Funds

Silver, like gold, basically offers the investor a hedge against what the stock market is actually doing. Precious metals can tend to go the opposite direction of the stock market because they stay strong in a down-turned economy. Silver mutual funds are a great way to invest. Some may prefer to own the actual precious metal like silver pieces or gold bars but if you do not have an extremely safe place to keep the precious metal then a better idea would be to invest in silver mutual funds. ........ Read More

Reit Mutual Funds

If you have been thinking about investing in real estate but do not like the idea of managing actual properties then real estate investment trusts or REIT mutual funds would be perfect for you. You can hold shares in commercial or residential real estate and never have to hassle with collecting the rents or having to maintain the properties. You can research these funds online then send away for the prospectus for each one that interests you but then call and talk to a financial advisor to get........ Read More

Mutual Fund Expenses

An informed investor knows where his money is going. For an investor in mutual funds, it is essential to understand the expenses of mutual funds. These expenses directly influence the returns and cannot be neglected. The expenses of mutual funds are met from the capital invested in them. The ratio of the expenses associated with the operation of the mutual fund to the total assets of the fund is known as the “expense ratio.” It can vary from as low as 0.25% to 1.5%. In some actively manage........ Read More

Mutual Funds As A Long Term Investment

Mutual Funds are a long term investment. Period. Nothing short-term about them, no day trading. They are meant for the serious investor that is willing to take the time needed to grow their wealth over a long period of time. Why are mutual funds like that? Well, a mutual fund is a collection of stocks, bonds or money market securities, which have been bundled together in one offering based on not only the goal, but the past performance of the individual components. They are taken as a who........ Read More

How To Select A Mutual Fund

One of the most common ways of selecting a mutual fund is to invest with the crowd in today's hot funds. Unfortunately, jumping from one winning fund to another is a recipe for disaster. The mutual funds that the crowd follows typically have had a hot recent performance and tend to gather all the new mutual fund sales. Investors as a whole are primarily allocating their new investments to a small number of mutual funds and to a smaller number of mutual fund companies. Investors have invested ov........ Read More

Why You Should Avoid Load Mutual Funds (part 2)

Copyright 2006 Michael Saville Paying a load is akin to throwing away most or all of the supposed advantage you get from having a salesman choose a fund for you. If it's true that asset allocation accounts for 95 percent of investment results over long periods of time, then only 5 percent is left over as a reward for having the "right" fund and the "right" manager. But even if a salesman could help you pick that "right" fund, paying him a commission of 5 percent wipes out the benefit. When you........ Read More

Mutual Funds: Protect Yourself With Segregated Funds

Segregated funds were initially developed by the insurance industry to compete against mutual funds. Today, many mutual fund companies are in partnership with insurance companies to offer segregated funds to investors. Segregated funds offer some unique benefits not available to mutual fund investors. Segregated funds offer the following major benefits that are not offered by the traditional mutual fund. 1. Segregated funds offer a guarantee of principal upon maturity of the fund or upon the ........ Read More


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