Mutual Funds

Best Mutual Funds - Which Funds are Best for New Investors?

For the beginning investor, the best mutual fund choices may not be the same as for those with a large investment portfolio. Here’s a look at 2 good mutual fund choices for beginning investors.

Mutual Funds vs Market Index Funds - Pros and Cons

Index funds have some advantages vs actively managed mutual funds. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of each type of fund.

Mutual Fund Expenses - What is the Impact on Returns?

One difference that is relatively easy to quantify between mutual funds is their expense structure. Here’s a look a the different types of expenses you may find when looking at a fund for your portfolio, and how to gauge it’s impact on your total investment returns.

Commodity Mutual Funds - Tips for Investing in Commodity Funds

Commodities are a popular tool to diversify your portfolio. Historically, however, you had to trade futures in order to add commodities to your investments. But, with commodity mutual funds this asset class has become available to many average investors. Here’s some things you need to know before investing in commodity funds.

Mutual Fund Investment Guide - A Look at the Basics

Mutual funds can simplify investing for many people. If you are just starting to invest, this mutual fund investment guide will explain a few basic terms and ideas so you can quickly understand how you want to allocate your money,

The Best Bond Funds - Tips for Finding the Best Bond Fund

Bonds are usually the first asset investors add to their portfolio to diversify their portfolio. But just adding a bond will not really diversify unless you choose the right bond fund. Here’s a look at some things to look for in a bond fund.

ETFs vs Mutual Funds - Advantages and Disadvantages of ETFs

Exchange Traded Funds: Why You Should Never Buy a Mutual Fund Again

by John M. McClure

Copyright 2006 Equitrend, Inc.

Many investors still don’t know about Exchange Traded Funds (or ETFs) and their advantages over traditional mutual funds. In this article, we’ll examine Exchange Traded Funds, their history, performance and advantages and why you should never buy a mutual fund again.

ETF 101

Exchange Traded Funds can most accurately be described as the happy marriage of a stock with a mutual fund.

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