Mutual Funds FAQs

  1. What are Vanguard's Admiral Shares?

  2. What are soft dollars?

  3. Mutual funds vs. money market funds

  4. How do mutual fund trades clear and settle?

  5. What are typical trust fund management fees?

  6. What is the best way to save for private school expenses? A 529 plan, a Coverdell ESA, or a mutual fund?

  7. When are mutual fund orders executed?

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

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

  10. What Was the First Mutual Fund?

  11. What does standard deviation measure in a portfolio?

  12. What Is an Unregistered Mutual Fund?

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

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

  15. How are futures used to hedge a position?

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

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

  18. What is the difference between hedging and speculation?

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

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

  21. What Are the Oldest Mutual Funds?

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

  23. How Are Global and International Funds Different?

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

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

  26. Which mutual funds made money in 2008?

  27. Can Mutual Funds Only Hold Bonds?

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

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

  30. What typically comprises a money market fund?

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

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

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

  34. Do mutual funds require a demat account?

  35. Does OptionsHouse have mutual funds?

  36. Should mutual funds be subject to more regulation?

  37. How do mutual funds work in India?

  38. Does mutual fund manager tenure matter?

  39. Do hedge funds invest in mutual funds?

  40. Can a mutual fund's shares split?

  41. Can mutual funds have beneficiaries?

  42. Can mutual fund expense ratios be negative?

  43. Can you buy Vanguard funds through another brokerage?

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

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

  46. Can mutual funds use leverage?

  47. Do mutual funds pay interest?

  48. Can mutual funds invest in hedge funds?

  49. Why do financial advisors have a fiduciary responsibility?

  50. Can mutual funds invest in derivatives?

  51. Are mutual funds considered equity securities?

  52. Do mutual fund companies pay taxes?

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

  54. Can mutual funds invest in MLPs?

  55. Are mutual funds better than single stocks?

  56. Why do mutual funds require minimum investments?

  57. Why are mutual funds not FDIC-insured?

  58. Can mutual funds invest in private companies?

  59. Can mutual funds outperform savings accounts?

  60. Why do companies enter into futures contracts?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  77. How does Federal Trade Commission use the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index to evaluate whether a merger is a violation of anti-trust laws?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  85. What would motivate an entity to enter into a swap agreement?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  92. How can I invest in credit card companies?

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

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

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

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

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

  98. Are there publicly traded hedge funds?

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

  100. Where does a hedge fund get its money?

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