Mutual Funds FAQs

  1. Is there a situation in which wash trading is legal?

  2. What action is the SEC likely to take on 12b-1 fees?

  3. What is considered a reasonable 12b-1 fee?

  4. What are some of the most common mutual funds that give exposure to the retail sector?

  5. What are the most important equity market indexes?

  6. What is the 12b-1 fee meant to cover?

  7. What are the most popular mutual funds that give exposure to the utilities sector?

  8. Why is the 12b-1 fee controversial?

  9. What is the difference between a smart beta fund and an index fund?

  10. Are so-called self-offering and self-management covered by "Financial Instruments ...

  11. What happens when I want to sell my A-shares of a mutual fund?

  12. What does the information ratio tell about the design of a mutual fund?

  13. Which federal regulatory agencies approved and are now responsible for enforcing ...

  14. Is it better to buy A-shares or a no-load mutual fund?

  15. What is the purpose of the Volcker Rule?

  16. What types of positions might a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) hold?

  17. Are Class A mutual funds a better choice for long-term investments or short-term ...

  18. What are the best free online resources to compare no-load mutual funds?

  19. What is the difference between the QQQ ETF and other indexes?

  20. What is the QQQ ETF?

  21. How can a mutual fund raise or lower its turnover ratio?

  22. What is considered a good turnover ratio for a mutual fund?

  23. How are a mutual fund's C shares different from A and B shares?

  24. What does a low information ratio tell an investor about a mutual fund?

  25. What does a high information ratio tell an investor about a mutual fund?

  26. How can I use fundamental analysis techniques to evaluate a mutual fund?

  27. Which mutual funds are most popular for getting exposure to the chemicals sector?

  28. What security should I use funds from operations for?

  29. Which benchmarks / indexes track the automotive sector?

  30. What are some of the most common mutual funds that give exposure to the food and ...

  31. What are the most popular ETFs that track the real estate sector?

  32. What are common mutual funds an investor should consider for investing in oil and ...

  33. What are the most common mutual funds for investing in the real estate sector?

  34. In what situations would mutual fund fees be higher than ETF fees?

  35. In what ways are ETFs more tax efficient than mutual funds?

  36. How can I calculate the tracking error of an ETF or indexed mutual fund?

  37. How do you calculate the excess return of an ETF or indexed mutual fund?

  38. Why is Manchester United (MANU) carrying so much debt?

  39. What mutual funds can be used for investing in the industrial sector?

  40. What is the difference between a custodian bank and a mutual fund custodian?

  41. How do no-load funds typically perform relative to load funds?

  42. What are the most popular mutual funds that invest primarily in the insurance sector?

  43. How should I use portfolio turnover to evaluate a mutual fund?

  44. What are the risks involved in a banker's acceptance?

  45. For what reasons are electronics stocks commonly purchased by a value investor?

  46. Which commodities are the main input materials for the chemicals sector?

  47. What is the difference between a modified duration and a Macaulay duration?

  48. How do I calculate the loan-to-value ratio using Excel?

  49. Why are simple-interest loans preferred by payday loan companies and pawn shops?

  50. What is the difference between a no-load mutual fund and a fund that has no front ...

  51. What does passing the Series 6 enable me to do?

  52. What are the advantages of hiring a third-party marketing company?

  53. What metrics should I use to evaluate the risk return tradeoff for a mutual fund?

  54. What is the best managed fund for trading mid-cap stocks?

  55. What is a good annual return for a mutual fund?

  56. What are the best mutual funds for investing in the electronics sector?

  57. How do spinoffs differ from initial public offerings (IPOs)?

  58. How does beta measure a stock's market risk?

  59. What is the average annual return for the S&P 500?

  60. What is the difference between a hostile takeover and a friendly takeover?

  61. How do waivers, reimbursements and recoupments affect a fund's expense ratio?

  62. What are some popular mutual funds that give exposure to the drugs sector?

  63. How much variance should an investor have in an indexed fund?

  64. What can cause the rate of return to be negative?

  65. How much of the asset management industry has moved from traditional managers to ...

  66. What information should I focus on in my mutual fund's prospectus?

  67. How can I get a free mutual fund prospectus?

  68. Is there an index for tracking mid-cap stocks?

  69. What are the most popular mutual funds that invest in the automotive sector?

  70. What information does the SEC require in an investment company's prospectus?

  71. What is the difference between a summary prospectus and an offering memorandum?

  72. What are some of the best small cap index funds?

  73. What's the difference between a collateralized debt obligation (CDO) and a collateralized ...

  74. What are the differences between Levels I, II, and III American Depository Receipts ...

  75. What's the difference between the hurdle rate and the high water mark?

  76. What is the difference between a closed end investment fund (CEF) and a unit investment ...

  77. What are some index funds that specialize in blue chip stocks?

  78. What is index option trading and how does it work?

  79. What is a capitalization-weighted index?

  80. What does it mean to invest in base metals?

  81. What does the S&P 500 index measure and how is it calculated?

  82. What are some of the most common mutual funds that give exposure to the Internet ...

  83. What is the difference between a prospectus and summary prospectus?

  84. What's the difference between an index fund and an ETF?

  85. How did the financial crisis affect the banking sector?

  86. Why do index funds tend to have low expense ratios?

  87. Why is a mutual fund's expense ratio important to investors?

  88. What kinds of expenses are included in the expense ratio?

  89. What are common mutual funds an investor should consider for investing in banks?

  90. What gives the best results, an index fund or an ETF?

  91. What are the disadvantages of an index fund over an actively managed fund?

  92. What did Warren Buffett mean when he said, “Diversification is protection against ...

  93. How can I invest in credit card companies?

  94. What's the difference between an index fund and an actively managed fund?

  95. What are the advantages of an index fund over an ETF?

  96. Which are the most popular mutual funds that target the financial services sector?

  97. What are the most common ETFs that track the financial services sector?

  98. How are blue-chip stocks similar to mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs)?

  99. What does standard deviation measure in a portfolio?

  100. What are some of the most popular mutual funds for investing in the metals and mining ...

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