Mutual Funds

  • Guide to Mutual Funds and ETFs

    Mutual funds and ETFs are very popular investment choices. An understanding of the differences between these fund types makes your investment choices easier. Learn the information you need to know to select mutual funds and ETFs.
    By Tim Plaehn November 15, 2011 

  • Can Money Market Funds be Regarded as a Safe Investment Haven?

    Are money market funds a safe haven for short term investment? In this article we examine certain factors about money market funds you may want to consider before investing your money.
    By Zaid Aysen August 17, 2011 

  • Understanding Adjusted NAV of a Mutual Fund

    Lacking the sharp fluctuation of stocks, the NAV of a mutual fund is adjusted at the end of each trading session to reflect the individual values of the securities in the fund. Also, NAV is adjusted to the dividend payout for accurately calculated returns...
    By Christina Pomoni July 27, 2011 

  • Index Investing – Passive Stock Investing in Stock Index With ETFs and Index Funds

    For buy and hold investors, investing in stock market indexes can be a compelling choice. With their lower fees and expenses, and favorable long-term track record, index investing could be the solution many beginning investors and experienced investors...
    By Brian Nelson June 29, 2011 

  • Pros and Cons of Mutual Funds

    Investment in Mutual Funds is often regarded as a professionally managed collective investment which follows a particular method of capital distribution to maximize profits. But investing in mutual funds has its own advantages and disadvantages.
    By Tim Plaehn June 29, 2011 

  • ProShares Ultra Short Dow30 and UltraShort QQQ Inverse Leveraged ETF

    Inverse Leveraged ETFs like the ones offered by ProShares are designed to provide investors with positive returns in downward moving markets. ProShares Ultra Short Dow30 and UltraShort QQQ are some of the firms most popular offerings and can offer a way...
    By Brian Nelson June 29, 2011 

  • Reasons to Choose a Passively Managed Fund

    Choosing to use the theory of passive management has many different advantages. The most overt of these advantages is the fact that active management funds incur more costs than passive ones.
    By Jason C. Chavis June 29, 2011 

  • What is a Sector Mutual Fund?

    A Sector Mutual Fund is that fund which is often characterized by the concentration of holding and is generally associated with a particular sector of the market.
    By Tim Plaehn June 29, 2011 

  • Closed-End Funds - Risks and Benefits

    Investors who wish a diversified portfolio and regular income with easy liquidity will find closed-end funds a beneficial addition to their list of investments, though with its own share of risks.
    By Tim Plaehn June 28, 2011 

  • Investing in Bonds and Mutual Funds

    While mutual funds may offer an opportunity to invest in bonds, both require some investment savvy. Evaluating bonds and mutual funds require two different types of criteria since they are not the same types of investments. Understanding how they work...
    By Finn Orfano June 22, 2011 
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