Mutual Funds

  • Mutual Fund Sales Charges and Loads: How Do They Work?

    Are you asking yourself "What is mutual fund load?" The terms load and no-load often come up in the discussion of mutual funds. While it is important for investors to understand the difference, it is also imperative to learn how the sales...
    By Tim Plaehn June 21, 2011 

  • Picking the Ideal Bond Mutual Fund for Your Situation

    Financial news magazines and websites provide a large number of lists for the best funds in different categories. This article shows you how to pick the best bond mutual funds for your investment goals and risk tolerance.
    By Tim Plaehn June 21, 2011 

  • Right of Accumulation Versus Letter of Intent

    Mutual funds are an important part of many investors’ portfolios. However, their higher expenses can cause lower returns, particularly when it comes to mutual fund loads or sales charges. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize these expenses.
    By Brian Nelson June 21, 2011 

  • An Introduction to Types of Mutual Funds for Investors

    As one of the most popular investment vehicles, there are many answers to the question, "what types of mutual funds are there?" This article covers index funds, equity funds, bond mutual funds and other types of mutual funds.
    By Winston Smith March 8, 2011 

  • The Best Mutual Funds Investments For The Short, Medium and The Long Term

    Finding the best mutual funds investment to suit your needs is challenging. One way to select the best investment is to consider your time horizon; are you investing for the short-term, medium term or long-term. Learn which mutual funds are best for...
    By Winston Smith March 7, 2011 

  • The Effects of Mutual Funds on an Investment Portfolio

    Mutual funds can be the darlings of investors who lack the time and expertise to do the research that goes into picking stocks for their portfolios. What are mutual funds and what is their effect on an investment portfolio?
    By Bruce Tintelnot January 11, 2011 

  • AML and Hedge Funds

    A basic understanding of what AML for hedge funds can help you determine what you should and should not do when it comes to hedge funds.
    By Aunindita January 7, 2011 

  • Why Should I Hold My Bond Mutual Funds in a Qualified Plan?

    There is a lot of advice out there about investing, and just as much advice about retirement planning. One bit of advice is to hold your bond mutual funds in a qualified plan. Why does it make sense to have your bond funds in an IRA or 401k?
    By Brian Nelson December 31, 2010 

  • Understand How Money Market Account Mutual Funds Work

    Mutual funds for many are a corner stone of their investment strategy. This article narrows in on the class of investments known as money market mutual funds - what they are, how they work, how to search for them and the level of risk involved.
    By Faith Oh December 31, 2010 

  • Investing in Municipal Bond Funds

    Fixed-income assets can be an important part of any well balanced investment portfolio. Investing in municipal bond funds are considered among the lowest risk in the market and can be a valuable addition. There are some things to be watching for when...
    By Bruce Tintelnot November 15, 2010 
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