Mutual Funds FAQs

  1. Can Mutual Funds Only Hold Bonds?

  2. What's the difference between a long and short position in the market?

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

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

  5. How are you taxed after selling a mutual fund in an IRA?

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

  7. What is a mutual fund's NAV?

  8. Can you invest in hedge funds?

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

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

  11. Is a money market account the same as a money market fund?

  12. What typically comprises a money market fund?

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

  14. When do you invest in a commingled fund vs. separate account?

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

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

  17. What is an appropriate large cap mutual fund fee?

  18. Why don't mutual funds trade like stocks?

  19. What is an appropriate small cap mutual fund fee?

  20. Is the upfront cost of Class A mutual fund shares worth it?

  21. Why are mutual fund investment minimums different?

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

  23. How liquid are BlackRock mutual funds? (BLK)

  24. Do mutual funds require a demat account?

  25. How liquid are Vanguard mutual funds?

  26. Do financial advisors charge VATs?

  27. Which mutual funds made money in 2008?

  28. Does OptionsHouse have mutual funds?

  29. Should mutual funds be subject to more regulation?

  30. How do mutual funds work in India?

  31. Can hedge fund returns be replicated?

  32. When are mutual fund orders executed?

  33. What are the dividend reinvestment options for a mutual fund?

  34. Do mutual funds have CUSIP numbers?

  35. How often do target-date funds rebalance?

  36. How do mutual fund trades clear and settle?

  37. Does mutual fund manager tenure matter?

  38. Which mutual funds have the lowest fees?

  39. Do hedge funds invest in mutual funds?

  40. Can a mutual fund's shares split?

  41. Can mutual funds have beneficiaries?

  42. Can mutual fund expense ratios be negative?

  43. Are target-date funds (TDFs) actively managed?

  44. Can you buy Vanguard funds through another brokerage?

  45. Do mutual funds pay dividends or interest?

  46. Can you invest in mutual funds on E*TRADE?

  47. Do mutual fund trading costs hurt your bottom line?

  48. What are Vanguard's Admiral Shares?

  49. What happens to the value of a mutual fund when a stock splits?

  50. Can mutual funds use leverage?

  51. Which mutual funds pay the highest dividends?

  52. What are custom target-date funds?

  53. Do mutual funds pay interest?

  54. Do mutual funds pay dividends?

  55. Can mutual funds invest in hedge funds?

  56. Why is fiduciary duty so important?

  57. When are mutual funds considered a bad investment?

  58. Why do financial advisors have a fiduciary responsibility?

  59. Can mutual funds invest in derivatives?

  60. Are mutual funds considered cash equivalents?

  61. Are mutual funds considered equity securities?

  62. Can mutual funds invest in private equity?

  63. Do mutual fund companies pay taxes?

  64. Can mutual funds invest in options and futures? (RYMBX, GATEX)

  65. Can mutual funds invest in MLPs?

  66. Why do mutual fund companies charge management fees?

  67. Are mutual funds considered liquid assets?

  68. Are mutual funds better than single stocks?

  69. Why do mutual funds require minimum investments?

  70. How do dividends affect net asset value (NAV) in mutual funds?

  71. Do mutual funds invest only in stocks?

  72. Why are mutual funds not FDIC-insured?

  73. Can mutual funds invest in IPOs?

  74. Can mutual funds invest in private companies?

  75. Can mutual funds outperform savings accounts?

  76. Why do companies enter into futures contracts?

  77. What are some mutual funds that do not have 12b-1 fees?

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

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

  80. Are there mutual funds that take advantage of merger arbitrage?

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

  82. What techniques are most useful for hedging exposure to the utilities sector?

  83. What techniques are most useful for hedging exposure to the telecommunications sector?

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

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

  86. What are some popular mutual funds that give exposure to the telecommunications sector?

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

  88. Are so-called self-offering and self-management covered by "Financial Instruments Business"?

  89. Why should I consider buying an option if it's out-of-the-money?

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

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

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

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

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

  95. How do traders combine a short put with other positions to hedge?

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

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

  98. What are the differences between delta hedging and beta hedging?

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

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

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