Mutual Funds FAQs

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

  2. Can Mutual Funds Only Hold Bonds?

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

  7. What typically comprises a money market fund?

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

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

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

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

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

  13. Why are mutual fund investment minimums different?

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

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

  16. Do mutual funds require a demat account?

  17. Do financial advisors charge VATs?

  18. Which mutual funds made money in 2008?

  19. Does OptionsHouse have mutual funds?

  20. Should mutual funds be subject to more regulation?

  21. How do mutual funds work in India?

  22. Can hedge fund returns be replicated?

  23. When are mutual fund orders executed?

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

  25. Do mutual funds have CUSIP numbers?

  26. How often do target-date funds rebalance?

  27. How do mutual fund trades clear and settle?

  28. Does mutual fund manager tenure matter?

  29. Which mutual funds have the lowest fees?

  30. Do hedge funds invest in mutual funds?

  31. Can a mutual fund's shares split?

  32. Can mutual funds have beneficiaries?

  33. Can mutual fund expense ratios be negative?

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

  35. Can you buy Vanguard funds through another brokerage?

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

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

  38. What are Vanguard's Admiral Shares?

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

  40. Can mutual funds use leverage?

  41. What are custom target-date funds?

  42. Do mutual funds pay interest?

  43. Do mutual funds pay dividends?

  44. Can mutual funds invest in hedge funds?

  45. Why is fiduciary duty so important?

  46. Why do financial advisors have a fiduciary responsibility?

  47. Can mutual funds invest in derivatives?

  48. Are mutual funds considered equity securities?

  49. Are mutual funds considered cash equivalents?

  50. Do mutual fund companies pay taxes?

  51. Can mutual funds invest in private equity?

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

  53. Why do mutual fund companies charge management fees?

  54. Can mutual funds invest in MLPs?

  55. Are mutual funds better than single stocks?

  56. Are mutual funds considered liquid assets?

  57. Why do mutual funds require minimum investments?

  58. Why are mutual funds not FDIC-insured?

  59. Can mutual funds outperform savings accounts?

  60. Can mutual funds invest in private companies?

  61. Why do companies enter into futures contracts?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  85. Can I buy index options on the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

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

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

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

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

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

  91. What are the best mutual funds for investing in the aerospace sector?

  92. What are some of the most common mutual funds that give exposure to the food and beverage sector?

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

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

  95. How can a company hedge with currency swaps?

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

  97. Can delta be used to calculate price volatility of an option?

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

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

  100. What are the different types of college savings accounts?

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