Mutual Funds FAQs

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

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

  3. What are soft dollars?

  4. What is the difference between hedging and speculation?

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

  6. What are Vanguard's Admiral Shares?

  7. How do mutual fund trades clear and settle?

  8. What are typical trust fund management fees?

  9. What's the best way to save for private school expenses?

  10. When are mutual fund orders executed?

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

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

  13. What Was the First Mutual Fund?

  14. What does standard deviation measure in a portfolio?

  15. What Is an Unregistered Mutual Fund?

  16. Can I Find Out a Manager's Stake in a Mutual Fund?

  17. How Do I Find Mutual Funds That Track Indexes?

  18. How are futures used to hedge a position?

  19. Can I Buy Mutual Funds With a Margin Account?

  20. Why Do Mutual Fund Tickers Have an 'X' at the End?

  21. Can You Place a Stop-Loss Order on a Mutual Fund?

  22. How Do You Find Out the Price of a Mutual Fund?

  23. What Are the Oldest Mutual Funds?

  24. Is It a Good Idea to Buy Mutual Funds From Banks?

  25. How Are Global and International Funds Different?

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

  27. Which mutual funds made money in 2008?

  28. How are you taxed after selling a mutual fund in an IRA?

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

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

  31. Do mutual funds require a demat account?

  32. Does OptionsHouse have mutual funds?

  33. How do mutual funds work in India?

  34. Can mutual funds have beneficiaries?

  35. Can you buy Vanguard funds through another brokerage?

  36. Can mutual funds use leverage?

  37. Do mutual funds pay interest?

  38. Are mutual funds considered equity securities?

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

  40. Are mutual funds better than single stocks?

  41. Why do companies enter into futures contracts?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  50. What is the formula for calculating the capital to risk weight assets ratio for a bank?

  51. What are the benefits and shortfalls of the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index?

  52. How does a no-load fund make money?

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

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

  55. What are the differences between Levels I, II, and III American Depository Receipts (ADRs)?

  56. How can you use delta to determine how to hedge options?

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

  58. What is the maximum I can lose if I make a covered call?

  59. What does it mean to say that a straddle is "delta neutral?"

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

  61. What did Warren Buffett mean when he said, “Diversification is protection against ignorance. It makes little sense if you know what you are doing.”

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

  63. What determines the interest rate on my money market account?

  64. Are there publicly traded hedge funds?

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

  66. Where does a hedge fund get its money?

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

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

  69. Why are options very active when they are at the money?

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