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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

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

Balanced Mutual Fund

What is the definition of a balanced mutual fund? A mutual fund that is considered balanced traditionally are a combination of stocks, bonds, and cash holdings. The goal being not only creating an income stream but capital conservation and capital appreciation. Not too many people use the termed balanced any more though, it is a bit old school. The current terminology is asset allocation. A good mutual fund will allow you to easily diversify your money by holding the stocks and bonds al........ Read More

Sector Mutual Funds

Sector mutual funds are funds that allow you to invest in companies within a single sector. There are all kinds of sector funds available so all you have to do is pick one or more that piques your interest. Sector funds are an important addition to your portfolio to stay more diversified. You can pick from hundreds of tech stocks or energy stocks as your sector. There are also subsectors within those sectors. Now do not let all this confuse you, a good broker who is worth their salt can kee........ Read More

How To Pick A Profitable Mutual Fund

We have all heard the advantages of investing in a mutual fund over trying to pick individual stocks. First of all mutual funds hire professional analysts that are market experts and devout many hours of study to the various stocks. Unless you want to devout a large portion of your free time to the study of the financial reports, you probably won’t have as much information to make a decision as a mutual fund manager. Then there is the well documented advantage of diversification. Risk is redu........ Read More

Stocks Verses Mutual Funds

While some may find that idea of comparing stocks to mutual funds a little bit odd, since mutual funds are often made up of stocks, bonds, or some combination of the two, it is quite necessary to compare the two when it comes to deciding what is best for your financial outlook. Some of the more notable differences will be discussed below in order to help you decide which investment type is more suitable for your financial situation. When it comes to investing for the everyday man or woman y........ Read More

Need Some Mutual Fund Info?

Mutual fund info is one of the most sought after things on the market when it comes to investing. People are considering this fun option for many reasons. First, what is a mutual fund? It is a way of allowing many investors to pool their money together and to allow a professional investment manager to manage the money in the larger sum. Because more is invested as the group, more money can be made in this situation. But, who, what, where and when are all questions that many people are asking as ........ Read More

Saving Money Through Investing In Mutual Funds

A good mutual fund company will know how to use the investor's money to buy and sell large amounts of securities. The aim of mutual fund companies is to increase their profit margins. The individual who invests on mutual funds also has a similar objective of squeezing maximum profit out of it. It's a win-win situation, only if you know how to make the most out of investing in mutual funds and thus saving your money from being wasted. When selecting funds, be sure to take note of your goals and a........ 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

What Are No-load Mutual Funds?

Copyright 2006 Michael Saville No load mutual funds are mutual funds whose shares are sold without a commission or sales charge. The reason for this is that the shares are distributed directly by the investment company, instead of going through a secondary party. This is the opposite of a load fund, which charges a commission upon the initial purchase at the time of sale. Since there is no cost for you to enter a no-load fund, all of your money is working for you. If you purchase $10,000 worth........ Read More

Be Cautious When Studying Mutual Fund Ratings

Wherever you look, you will find various rating systems on mutual funds, each of which uses a different approach. All of them are designed to weed through the thousands of funds to get to the best ones. But is there really such a thing? Does a high rating really mean a fund will do better in the future? Many people seem to think so. A recent study showed that Morningstar, North America's most recognized rating system for funds, has a tremendous influence on fund sales. If Morningstar gives a fiv........ Read More

Top 100 Mutual Funds

How do you find out which are the top 100 mutual funds? You can talk to your financial advisor or do some research online. These are probably your best options but be careful. Whoever you talk to may just have an agenda and skew the results of their top 100 list in their direction because they have something to gain from steering you in that direction. You can make your own list of the top 100 mutual funds if you have the time and the inclination. First, though, make a list of what interes........ Read More

Stock Market Mutual Funds

If you are interested in investing in the stock market mutual funds are a great way to get your feet wet. You can invest in mutual funds with very little money to start. Sometimes as little as $50 to $100 will get your foot in the door. Then all you have to do is just invest a little each month to keep your account growing. The old adage, "It takes money to make money", is not quite the truth when it comes to beginning investing in the stock market mutual funds are the exception. Mutual fun........ 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

Market Timing With Your Mutual Funds

When investing in bonds, stocks, or mutual funds, investors have the opportunity to increase their rate of return by timing the market - investing when stock markets go up and selling before they decline. A good investor can either time the market prudently, select a good investment, or employ a combination of both to increase his or her rate of return. However, any attempt to increase your rate of return by timing the market entails higher risk. Investors who actively try to time the market sho........ Read More


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