Mutual Funds Articles

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  1. ETF Tracking Errors: Protect Your Returns

    Tracking errors tend to be small, but they can still adversely affect your returns. Learn how to protect against them.
  2. Life-Cycle Funds: Can It Get Any Simpler?

    Discover a security that offers a way for you to put your retirement portfolio on autopilot.
  3. 7 Hedge Fund Manager Startup Tips

    Starting a hedge fund is the new American dream. Find out how you can pull it off.
  4. 5 Ways To Measure Mutual Fund Risk

    These statistical measurements highlight how to mitigate risk and increase rewards.
  5. Should You Invest In Rookie Funds?

    Taking a chance on a brand-new mutual fund can add some all-star quality to your portfolio.
  6. Evaluating Green Equity Investments

    Learn how to find stocks that are both eco-friendly and profitable.
  7. Finding The Best Fund Manager

    So you're getting into mutual funds. We give some tips on how to find a manager.
  8. Using ETFs For Small Periodic Investments

    ETFs have lower costs than index funds, but the cost to buy and sell can be more expensive.
  9. The Advantages Of Mutual Funds

    Learn how to get diversification, liquidity and professional management at an affordable price.
  10. Misconceptions About Past Performance And Future Returns

    Relying on an investment's past performance to guide your investment decisions is a losing strategy. Find out why.
  11. Income Funds 101

    Income funds don't have to be bonds, there are plenty to choose from. Read up on the types of income funds and whether they ...
  12. Forex: Wading Into The Currency Market

    We go over the ground rules and available resources needed for this undertaking.
  13. Protect Your Foreign Investments From Currency Risk

    Hedging against currency risk can add a level of safety to your offshore investments.
  14. Consider Prime Rate Funds For More Income

    These funds may give you the reliable stream of income you need when you're retired.
  15. Find Your Niche In The Financial Industry

    In this article, we'll give you the tools you need to discover the financial career that fits you the best.
  16. A Guide To Faith-Based Investing

    If you've wondered how to invest in a way that reflects your religious belief, we've got the answers for you.
  17. Evaluating Bond Funds: Keeping It Simple

    Discover some of the key factors for determining a fund's risk-return profile.
  18. Separately Managed Accounts: A Boon For All

    We provide an explanation of individual cost basis and the advantages it brings to these accounts.
  19. Behind The Scenes Of Your Mortgage

    Four major players slice and dice your mortgage in the secondary market.
  20. How To Invest Like A Hedge Fund

    Hedge funds earn big returns for investors. Find out how they do it and whether you can too.
  21. Bettering Your Portfolio With Alpha And Beta

    Increase your returns by creating the right balance of both these risk measures.
  22. Finding Fortune In Foreign-Stock ETFs

    Think beyond your borders to reduce the impact of local market downturns.
  23. How To Invest In Private Equity

    Private Equity might be a pricey investment, but returns are on the rise and the payoff could be big.
  24. The Value In Socially Responsible Investing

    Socially responsible investing has been growing in popularity. Discover if it's the right strategy for you.
  25. Picking Top-Quality Hedge Funds

    Narrowing down your choices is the first step to finding a winning fund.
  26. Fee-Based Research: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Providing information on stocks that would otherwise not be available, fee-based research plays an important but complicated ...
  27. Are Mutual Funds A Relic?

    We list some options other than mutual funds for your retirement plan.
  28. Actively Managed ETFs: The New Mutual Funds?

    Actively managed ETFs offer increased earnings, but are the cons worth the potential payoff?
  29. Mutual Funds Vs. ETFs: A Comparison

    Comparing the structure of mutual funds and ETFs can help you decide which is right for your portfolio.
  30. Financial Advice With Zero Return

    Discover how a recent study indicates that many advisors do not increase investment returns.
  31. Analyzing Mutual Fund Risk

    Find out whether a fund's performance is a result of the manager's abilities, or just a fluke.
  32. Portfolio Management Tips For Young Investors

    Discover how to start building a portfolio and how to manage it for the best results.
  33. Bond ETFs: A Viable Alternative

    Discover the advantages of a security that tracks bond index funds, but trades like a stock.
  34. How Mutual Funds Differ Around The World

    Learn which country has the strictest rules on mutual fund construction and why.
  35. A Brief History Of Exchange-Traded Funds

    Learn how ETFs have become the most popular investment vehicle in less than 20 years.
  36. Taking A Look Behind Hedge Funds

    Hedge funds can draw returns well above the market average even in a weak economy. Learn about the risks.
  37. How To Build Your Own Mutual Fund

    Creating your own mutual fund can save you the fees that cut into your profits. Find out how.
  38. Major Blunders In Portfolio Construction

    Do you have the best mix of investments? Find out how to make sure.
  39. ETFs: How Did We Live Without Them?

    These funds burst onto the scene in 1993 and have continued to provide new opportunities for investors since.
  40. 5 Ways To Protect Your Portfolio From Volatility

    Sometimes the best defense is the lack of offense. Here are the best boring ways to protect your portfolio in volatile markets.
  41. 8 Reasons To Dump A Mutual Fund

    Buy and hold is not forever. Find out when it pays to sell your fund and move on.
  42. ETFs For The Buy And Hold Investor

    ETFs are an investment product of choice. Learn how the buy-and-hold investor can profit from them.
  43. 3 Types Of Indexing For ETF Success

    ETF success relies on the index with which it's paired. Discover three index genres for tracking average market performance. ...
  44. The Role Of Rebalancing

    A disciplined rebalancing practice can add a lot of value to a long-term strategic asset allocation program.
  45. A Guide To ETF Liquidation

    There are a lot of ETF options, but not all have staying power. Learn what happens when an ETF fails.
  46. Alternative Assets For Average Investors

    These investments can add a new level of diversification to your portfolio.
  47. Understanding Stocks, Mutual Funds And ETFs

    Three common products, mutual funds, exchange traded funds and equities are similar but function very differently in a portfolio.
  48. How To Pump Up Your Portfolio With ETFs

    These funds trade like stocks, provide diversification, reduce risk and increase returns.
  49. The 4 Ways To Buy And Sell Securities

    Know the four main avenues of buying and selling investment instruments.
  50. 9 Misconceptions About Managed Futures

    Managed futures are not all they're worked up to be. Learn why they are not a good option for investors.
  51. Valuing Small-Cap Stocks

    When done right, small-cap investing can improve the performance of your portfolio without adding a great degree of risk. ...
  52. Getting Into The Gold Market

    Add some sparkle to your portfolio by getting in on this classic commodity.
  53. Valuing Large-Cap Stocks

    Investors seeking to preserve capital in volatile markets might want to consider large-cap stocks.
  54. 3 Steps To A Profitable ETF Portfolio

    Achieve your investing goals with this simple process.
  55. The Benefits Of ETF Investing

    Exchange-traded funds provide unique opportunities for investors. Find out how.
  56. 5 Reasons Why ETFs Work For Young Investors

    ETFs contain all of the characteristics that make them the perfect investment opportunity for young investors.
  57. Target Your Retirement With Life-Cycle ETFs

    These target-date funds provide asset allocation and rebalancing at a low cost.
  58. Change The World One Investment At A Time

    Socially responsible investing allows you to express your political views in an unlikely way.
  59. Should You Invest In Emerging Markets?

    Emerging markets are risky, but the rewards they can create make them a worthy addition to any portfolio.
  60. Should You Follow Soros Out Of Gold?

    George Soros sold his gold, but that may have nothing to do with whether you should follow him.
  61. Is The Stock Market Really Worth Your Money?

    The S&amp;P's 0.00% change over the past three years will make you wonder whether your money's in the right place.
  62. Is Your Mutual Fund Safe?

    You might be carrying more risk than you think if your fund invests in derivatives.
  63. Dollar-Cost Averaging With ETFs

    If you are investing small amounts regularly into an exchange-traded fund, be sure to do it right.
  64. Active Vs. Passive ETF Investing

    You can use these securities for more than just indexing. Explore the spectrum of possible ETF strategies.
  65. Top Retirement Investments For 2011

    These investments are perfect ways to maximize your earning potential in preperation for retirement.
  66. How To Legally Form A Hedge Fund

    Research is key before you take any steps in forming a hedge fund, as there are many options available.
  67. How To Position Your Money For The Stock Market Rebound

    What do you need to do with your funds to prepare yourself for an improved stock market?
  68. 10 Ways ETFs Can Grow Your Portfolio

    Implement the core/satellite approach used by money managers for better returns and lower risk.
  69. Inverse ETFs Can Lift A Falling Portfolio

    These funds can reduce your exposure to market risk or enhance portfolio performance.
  70. The Hidden Costs Of Investing In Mutual Funds

    Find the hidden fees in your portfolio, so that you can increase your rate of return.
  71. Money Market Mutual Funds: A Better Savings Account

    An good alternative to the traditional savings account is the money market mutual fund. It's easy, safe and has better returns. ...
  72. What Investment Is Best For You?

    ETFs, mutual funds, hedge funds and advisory firms are just some of the choices to consider.
  73. 7 Common Investor Mistakes

    Find out how to avoid - or fix - these frequent investing errors.
  74. Evaluating Hedge Fund Performance

    Most investors are aware of hedge funds, but many don't know the dirty details of this unique investment type.
  75. Uncovering The ETF Wrap

    Tax benefits, low expense ratios and flexibility - discover the advantages of this managed money product.
  76. Introduction To Inflation-Protected Securities

    Inflation is an enemy to investors - except to those who invest in IPS, which guarantee a real rate of return with no credit ...
  77. Water: The Ultimate Commodity

    Opportunities to invest in this scarce resource are flowing freely - dive in!
  78. Massive Hedge Fund Failures

    Flying high one day but not the next - see the stories behind some spectacular meltdowns.
  79. The Benefits Of An Investment Club

    Don't want to be a passive investor? Discover how investment clubs allow you to take control of your portfolio.
  80. 6 Ways To Improve Your Portfolio Returns Today

    These historically tested methods will improve your investment results.
  81. Trade Forex With A Directional Strategy

    Opening long or short positions to cash in on a trend is one of the simplest ways to trade forex.
  82. A Guide To Hedge Fund Startup Services

    We review some options, service providers and processes you can follow while starting up your hedge fund.
  83. A Guide To Investor Fees

    Fees are one of the most important determinants of investment performance and something that every investor should know. ...
  84. Stop Paying High Mutual Fund Fees

    Discover how investment strategies and expense ratios impact your mutual fund's returns.
  85. Investing In Leisure Funds

    If you thought investing and fun don't go together, think again. Find out more here.
  86. Top 5 Most Stable Stocks

    These stocks represent areas of safety for your portfolio, even in the most volatile of times.
  87. Benchmark Your Returns With Indexes

    If your portfolio is always falling short, you may not be making an apples-to-apples comparison.
  88. An Introduction To Sector Mutual Funds

    Investing among several different sectors in the economy is a way to diversify your portfolio.
  89. Creating Highly Effective Hedges With Index LEAPS

    Index LEAPS can be a highly effective way to hedge a retirement portfolio consisting of index or mutual funds, without the ...
  90. 5 Unusual IRA Investments Options

    These investment vehicles are less common, but could provide great returns while diversifying your retirement holdings.
  91. An Introduction To Closed-End Mutual Funds

    If you're looking to generate income for your investments, look no further.
  92. Mutual Fund Or ETF: Which Is Right For You?

    Learn the differences between these investment products and how to take full advantage.
  93. Great Investors Not Named Buffett

    Warren Buffett deserves the praise he gets, but there are many other investors worthy of study.
  94. Trading Gold And Silver Futures Contracts

    If you are a hedger or a speculator, gold and silver futures contracts offer a world of profit-making opportunities.
  95. Lower Your Fees With Mutual Fund Breakpoints

    The lower the sales charge you pay, the greater your returns. Find out how to cash in.
  96. Digging Deeper Into Mutual Fund Names

    Go beyond the name and find out if that fund fits into your portfolio.
  97. The 6 Highest Paid People On Wall Street

    Learn more about the top Wall Street investors who made their fortunes with high-stakes hedge funds.
  98. How Stock Market Indexes Changed Investing

    Find out how the first market averages were calculated and what they mean for investors today.
  99. Top 4 Signs Of Over-Diversification

    Learn how to spot over-diversification in your portfolio and find out why some financial advisors are motivated to do it. ...
  100. The Pros And Cons Of Money Market Funds

    Find out whether stocking your money in these accounts will stand up to the test of time.
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