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  1. What is the difference between a prospectus and summary prospectus?

  2. Why do index funds tend to have low expense ratios?

  3. Why is a mutual fund's expense ratio important to investors?

  4. What kinds of expenses are included in the expense ratio?

  5. What are common mutual funds an investor should consider for investing in banks?

  6. What are the disadvantages of an index fund over an actively managed fund?

  7. What did Warren Buffett mean when he said, “Diversification is protection against ...

  8. How can I invest in credit card companies?

  9. What's the difference between an index fund and an actively managed fund?

  10. What are the advantages of an index fund over an ETF?

  11. Which are the most popular mutual funds that target the financial services sector?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  18. Are stop limit orders for stocks only?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  28. Can you invest in hedge funds?

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

  30. What are typical trust fund management fees?

  31. Is alpha the best risk measure?

  32. What does a hedge fund do?

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

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

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

  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 best ways to lower my investing fees?

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

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

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

  51. Do ETFs have a board of directors?

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

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

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

  55. What is a long-short mutual fund?

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

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

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

  59. What was the first mutual fund?

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

  61. What is an unregistered mutual fund?

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

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

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

  65. What is the performance cult?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  83. How do segregated funds differ from mutual funds?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  93. What is a mutual fund's NAV?

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

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

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

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

  98. Can I match a fund to my religion?

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

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

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