Mutual Funds FAQs

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

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

  3. Where does a hedge fund get its money?

  4. What is the purpose of a hedge fund?

  5. How do traders use the ABX index?

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

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

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

  9. How can I get a mutual fund prospectus?

  10. Can I purchase mutual funds for my IRA?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  24. Is it possible to beat the market?

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

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

  27. Is it possible to invest in an index?

  28. Do ETFs have a board of directors?

  29. What is a cross hedge?

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

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

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

  33. What is a long-short mutual fund?

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

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

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

  37. What was the first mutual fund?

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

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

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

  41. What is an unregistered mutual fund?

  42. What is high-frequency trading?

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

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

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

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

  47. What is the performance cult?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  55. What is market capitulation?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  63. What careers are popular among CFA charterholders?

  64. How does pyramiding work?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  73. What is a liquidity squeeze?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  81. Can I match a fund to my religion?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  91. What is a mutual fund's NAV?

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

  93. What is securitization?

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

  95. What are soft dollars?

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

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

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

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

  100. How do segregated funds differ from mutual funds?

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