Mutual Funds FAQs

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

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

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

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

  5. Is it possible to beat the market?

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

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

  8. Is it possible to invest in an index?

  9. Do ETFs have a board of directors?

  10. What is a cross hedge?

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

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

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

  14. What is a long-short mutual fund?

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

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

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

  18. What was the first mutual fund?

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

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

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

  22. What is an unregistered mutual fund?

  23. What is high-frequency trading?

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

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

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

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

  28. What is the performance cult?

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

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

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

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

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

  34. How do segregated funds differ from mutual funds?

  35. Who's in charge of managing exchange-traded funds?

  36. Who is Mr. Copper?

  37. If I am American, can I buy a foreign mutual fund?

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

  39. How does pyramiding work?

  40. What are soft dollars?

  41. Are mutual fund performance numbers reported net of fees (operating expenses and ...

  42. What is the ideal number of stocks to have in a portfolio?

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

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

  45. How is the value of the S&P 500 calculated?

  46. What is market capitulation?

  47. What is a mutual fund's NAV?

  48. Can you place a stop-loss order on a mutual fund?

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

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

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

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

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

  54. What is a "socially responsible" mutual fund?

  55. What's the difference between absolute and relative return?

  56. Which option is better on a mutual fund: a growth option or a dividend reinvestment ...

  57. Is it possible to buy mutual funds using a margin account?

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

  59. Why do some closed-end mutual funds trade above or below their net asset values?

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

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

  62. What's the difference between institutional and non-institutional investors?

  63. Are ETFs required to pay out a percentage of income as dividends?

  64. When my mutual fund declares an income distribution, the fund price falls by a similar ...

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

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

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

  68. Are ETFs subject to the short sale uptick rule?

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

  70. I want to invest in equities, but I don't have much money. Is there a minimum number ...

  71. What are the oldest mutual funds, by date of inception?

  72. What careers are popular among CFA charterholders?

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

  74. What is the difference between municipal bonds and standard money market funds?

  75. Can I match a fund to my religion?

  76. What is a liquidity squeeze?

  77. What is the difference between a blend fund and a balanced fund?

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

  79. What is securitization?

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

  81. Can a corporation deduct dividend payments to shareholders before taxes are calculated?

  82. What is mutual fund timing, and why is it so bad?

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

  84. Which of the following statements regarding the performance of a mutual fund would ...

  85. The risk an investor is most likely to encounter when investing in a Standard & Poor’s ...

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