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A selection of finance articles on mutual funds

-Mutual Fund Beginner Guide
What is a Mutual Fund? A mutual fund is a pool of investments used to buy a large portfolio of securities that will be managed by a ...
-Mutual Fund Beginner Guide: Terms
Debt Security. This is a security such as a bond or debenture, in which a specific amount is owed to the purchaser of the security. These are sometimes ...
-Mutual Fund Beginner Guide: Types of Funds
Mutual funds are either closed-end or open-end. A closed-end mutual fund issues only a certain number of shares. After the shares are sold and the money is invested ...
-Mutual Fund Beginner Guide: Fees
Management fees are paid to fund administrators for their professional advice and are usually computed by taking a certain percentage of the total value of the assets, ...
-Mutual Fund Beginner Guide: Investigate Before You Invest
Mutual funds are no different than any other investment; before you invest, you must know invest your own investment goals and objectives. Two of the biggest mistakes ...
-Mutual Fund Beginner Guide: Purchasing Shares
Fund shares can be bought either through a brokerage firm or directly from the fund itself. If you need help in choosing a fund, your broker should be able to present for ...
-No-Load Mutual Funds and IRA's
As with so many financial and investment vehicles, IRA's (Individual Retirement Accounts), too, have been much in the news in recent months both because of the importance of IRA's in helping ...
-No-Load Mutual Funds and IRA's. Withholding. Starting Early
Withholding Plan administrators now must withhold 20% of a participant's taxable distribution unless the distribution is transferred directly to another qualified plan or into an IRA. For ...
-Mutual Fund Regulation
Investment companies (mutual funds) are regulated by the Investment Company Act of 1940. The roots of government regulation of investment companies are found in the great stock market crash of ...
-Reading Mutual Fund Stock Tables
Mutual fund stock tables published in most daily newspapers identify no-load funds with the symbol NL. Footnotes flag those that have appended various charges. The first column is ...
-Mutual Fund Regulation: Categories
Today's mutual fund universe is composed of funds with a wide variety of investment objectives. While labels may vary, most funds, load and no-load, fall into one of the following categories: ...
-Ten Basic Rules for Successful Investing
Experience has shown that what separates the winners from the losers is knowing rules for successful investing. Have Clear-Cut Investment Objectives and a Realistic Plan to Get ...
-How To Invest in Mutual Fund Shares
All prospective fund investors must receive a prospectus from the fund and declare that they have read it before a purchase application can be accepted by the fund. Before purchase, many investors ...
-DRIP: Dividend Reinvestment Plan Resources
What is the difference between a Direct Purchase Plan (DPP) and a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP)? Both are no-load stocks and in both cases the individual investor can buy stock directly from ...
-The Advantages of 100% No-Load Mutual Fund Investing
Once the investor has made the determination that a mutual fund is the preferred investment, the decision then needs to be made as to whether to invest in a load fund or a no-load fund. ...
-No-Load Mutual Fund Investing Advantages. Part 2
Over an investing lifetime, these differences become greatly magnified. Assume a person starts investing in no-loads at age 20. For the next five years he invests $100 a month. At the age of ...









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