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

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

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

  4. What are the risks involved in a banker's acceptance?

  5. For what reasons are electronics stocks commonly purchased by a value investor?

  6. What is the difference between a modified duration and a Macaulay duration?

  7. How do I calculate the loan-to-value ratio using Excel?

  8. Why are simple-interest loans preferred by payday loan companies and pawn shops?

  9. What is the difference between a no-load mutual fund and a fund that has no front ...

  10. What does passing the Series 6 enable me to do?

  11. What metrics should I use to evaluate the risk return tradeoff for a mutual fund?

  12. What is the best managed fund for trading mid-cap stocks?

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

  14. What are the best mutual funds for investing in the electronics sector?

  15. How do waivers, reimbursements and recoupments affect a fund's expense ratio?

  16. What are some popular mutual funds that give exposure to the drugs sector?

  17. What can cause the rate of return to be negative?

  18. What information should I focus on in my mutual fund's prospectus?

  19. How can I get a free mutual fund prospectus?

  20. Is there an index for tracking mid-cap stocks?

  21. What are the most popular mutual funds that invest in the automotive sector?

  22. What information does the SEC require in an investment company's prospectus?

  23. What is the difference between a summary prospectus and an offering memorandum?

  24. What are the differences between Levels I, II, and III American Depository Receipts ...

  25. What is the difference between a closed end investment fund (CEF) and a unit investment ...

  26. What does it mean to invest in base metals?

  27. What are some of the most common mutual funds that give exposure to the Internet ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  35. How can I invest in credit card companies?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  45. Are stop limit orders for stocks only?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  55. Can you invest in hedge funds?

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

  57. What are typical trust fund management fees?

  58. Is alpha the best risk measure?

  59. What does a hedge fund do?

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

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

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

  63. How can I get a mutual fund prospectus?

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

  65. Can I purchase mutual funds for my IRA?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  78. Do ETFs have a board of directors?

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

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

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

  82. What is a long-short mutual fund?

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

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

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

  86. What was the first mutual fund?

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

  88. What is an unregistered mutual fund?

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

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

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

  92. What is the performance cult?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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