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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

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

Compare Mutual Fund

Where do you turn when you are looking to compare mutual fund information? Investing in mutual funds is a great way to increase your net worth and secure a worry-free financial future. Before you can invest, though, you must find mutual funds that interest you. Maybe you have some type of stocks and mutual funds already in mind. You have been told that mutual funds are a great way to diversify your portfolio and have also been told that there is a certain way to diversify so you don't overl........ Read More

What Is A Balanced Mutual Fund

Have you ever wondered what is a balanced mutual fund? Basically a mutual fund that is balanced is one that is a combination of bonds, stocks and cash holdings. The goal of this type of fund is to conserve capital, appreciate capital as well as create an income stream. The actual term balanced isn't used too much these days the term that is more common today for this type of fund is asset allocation. A good mutual fund will enable you to be more diversified with your money. Not only c........ 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 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 Advice And Guides In India

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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

Uranium Mutual Funds-are They A Wise Investment?

If you are looking for new investment opportunities, uranium mutual funds may be the best place to put your money. Most of the new age energy mutual funds have a number of stocks into sectors such as oil, gas, nuclear energy, uranium and so on. The good investment potential in this sector has led to further upsurge in the demand for this sectoral funds and mutual funds industry is also bringing out new funds and investment opportunities. Today, uranium mutual funds are one of the preferred in........ 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 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

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

What Are Mutual Funds Loads?

Copyright 2006 Michael Saville Loads are the most talked about fees that mutual funds charge. A "load" on a mutual fund is just another way of saying that the fund charges a sales commission for purchase, sale, or both. There are funds that charge loads and there are funds that do not charge loads (known as "load funds" and "no load funds" respectively). Front-end loads are sales commissions that are paid up front at the time of your purchase. So, if you give a fund a $10,000 investment and it........ 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


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