Mutual Funds FAQs

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

  2. What does standard deviation measure in a portfolio?

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

  4. What is the best way to invest in small cap companies?

  5. What are the most popular mutual funds that give exposure to the forest products ...

  6. What are the most popular mutual funds that give exposure to the railroads sector?

  7. How can I use alpha in conjunction with the Sharpe Ratio?

  8. How often should I be checking the NAV of my mutual fund shares?

  9. Are stop limit orders for stocks only?

  10. Is NAV the best way to assess the value of an REIT?

  11. What is the Value Added Monthly Index (VAMI) and how is it used?

  12. What types of securities perform best in a bull market?

  13. How do hedge funds use short selling?

  14. What are the risks involved in keeping my money in a money market account?

  15. How much of my total assets should I be keeping in my money market account?

  16. Does it make sense for me to have a money market account if I don't want to buy any ...

  17. Why would you keep funds in a money market account and not a savings account?

  18. What determines the interest rate in my money market account?

  19. What is the difference between a REIT and a real estate fund?

  20. Can you invest in hedge funds?

  21. What happens if you don't hedge your investments?

  22. What is standard deviation used for in mutual funds?

  23. What are typical trust fund management fees?

  24. Is alpha the best risk measure?

  25. Are there publicly traded hedge funds?

  26. What does a hedge fund do?

  27. Should I invest in ETFs or index funds?

  28. What does the end of the quarter mean for portfolio management?

  29. What is the difference between a hedge fund and a private equity fund?

  30. How do hedge funds determine what assets to own?

  31. What is the purpose of a hedge fund?

  32. Where does a hedge fund get its money?

  33. How do traders use the ABX index?

  34. What's the safest way to invest in high-yielding dividend stocks?

  35. What is the minimum amount of money that I can invest in a mutual fund?

  36. What does a mutual fund's beta coefficient measure?

  37. How can I get a mutual fund prospectus?

  38. Can I purchase mutual funds for my IRA?

  39. How can I find good investments among lower rated bonds?

  40. How do I judge a mutual fund's performance?

  41. What are the main differences between a systematic investment plan (SIP) and mutual ...

  42. What are the benefits and costs (or risks) of a systematic investment plan (SIP)?

  43. What's the difference between alpha and beta?

  44. How can I convert a 401(k) into a Roth 401(k)?

  45. What are some examples of the most common types of investments on an IRA?

  46. Who is eligible to obtain a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRA?

  47. What are the main disadvantages of a self-directed IRA?

  48. What are the best ways to lower my investing fees?

  49. What is the difference between a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan?

  50. Can you buy shares in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)?

  51. Is it a good idea to buy mutual funds from banks?

  52. Is it possible to beat the market?

  53. Where do most fund managers get their market information?

  54. What do the different types of mutual fund classes mean?

  55. Is it possible to invest in an index?

  56. Do ETFs have a board of directors?

  57. What is a cross hedge?

  58. What advantages do exchange-traded funds have over mutual funds?

  59. What are the advantages and disadvantages of mutual funds?

  60. Where do I look for fees that I am charged on investments? What are those fees called?

  61. What is a long-short mutual fund?

  62. How much of a company's stock can a mutual fund own?

  63. What is "leverage" as it is used in closed-end funds?

  64. How do I find out how much money a mutual fund manager has in his or her fund?

  65. What was the first mutual fund?

  66. What is the difference between systemic risk and systematic risk?

  67. All of the following are regulated by the Investment Companies Act of 1940 EXCEPT

  68. Do speculators have a destabilizing effect on the financial system?

  69. What is an unregistered mutual fund?

  70. What is high-frequency trading?

  71. When did mutual funds come to the U.S.A.?

  72. Under the Investment Company Act of 1940, an investment company, or mutual fund company, ...

  73. Under the Investment Company Act of 1940, an investment company must have minimum ...

  74. Can I still make money with a couch-potato portfolio?

  75. What is the performance cult?

  76. Compute the offering price for a mutual fund with NAV of $1,200,000,000, an 8% front-end ...

  77. What is the difference between exchange-traded funds and mutual funds?

  78. How did Peter Young gain infamy as a "rogue trader"?

  79. How did currency trader John Rusnak hide $691 million in losses before being caught ...

  80. Do hedge funds and mutual funds invest in commodities in high inflation environments?

  81. When you buy a stock in a company, does it necessarily mean that one of the shareholders ...

  82. What is late-day trading? Why is it any different from buying and selling stocks ...

  83. I have a KSOP through my employer that I've invested 100% in company stock. I am ...

  84. How can I buy an S&P 500 fund?

  85. I live in the U.S. How can I trade stocks in China and India?

  86. What is a wrap account and what are the advantages of using one?

  87. How do I find mutual funds that track indexes?

  88. Is it possible to lose all of your investment in an index fund?

  89. What is the difference between a global fund and an international fund?

  90. Why do all mutual fund tickers have an X at the end?

  91. Why can you short sell an ETF but not an index fund?

  92. Why would a person choose a mutual fund over an individual stock?

  93. How do you calculate the cost basis for a mutual fund over an extended time period?

  94. Why is it that when investors realize returns on a mutual fund, its price tends to ...

  95. What's the difference between a load and no-load mutual fund?

  96. How do segregated funds differ from mutual funds?

  97. How do you find out the price of a mutual fund?

  98. Can I sell mutual fund shares below their minimum intial purchase amount without ...

  99. What's the difference between a mutual fund and a hedge fund?

  100. Can an open-ended fund's price appreciate significantly?

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