Mutual Funds

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  1. What's the difference between the hurdle rate and the high water mark?

    Discover how hurdle rates and high water marks are used by hedge funds for calculating incentive or performance fees charged ...
  2. Alternatives To Pimco's Total Return Fund

    News of Bill Gross’ resignation has roiled the fixed income market. Given the sizable outflows from the Total Return fund, ...
  3. What are the best ways to lower my investing fees?

    Lower your investing fees by buying index funds or ETFs, choosing the right mutual fund share class, evaluating breakpoints ...
  4. Hedge Fund Fees: Exotic Expenses

    Warren Buffett made a bet with Protégé Partners, a fund of funds hedge fund manager, that the S&P500 would beat a group ...
  5. What You Need To Know About The Fiduciary Standard

    The financial industry has spent a boatload of money to prevent more stringent fiduciary requirements. Here’s what’s at stake.
  6. Key Takeaways From Warren Buffett's Annual Letters To Shareholders

    A simple yet invaluable look into the key themes Warren Buffett repeats in his annual letter to shareholders.
  7. A Fresh Look At The Financial Markets

    Different markets provide unique opportunities and risks for investors. Find out more here.
  8. Young Investors: What Are You Waiting For?

    By investing at a younger age, you can harness the power of compounding - not penny-pinching - for profit.
  9. Using Closed-End Funds To Build Your Core At A Discount

    Closed-end funds offer portfolios a chance to buy assets at discounts to intrinsic values. This is most apparent in the blue-chip ...
  10. Technology Sector Funds

    Evaluate past performance before investing in these types of gadget funds, as technology investors have been on a wild ride ...
  11. Why You Should Be Wary Of Target-Date Funds

    These funds are hard to understand and might not be a wise choice by themselves. We tell you why.
  12. Trading With Alpha

    Find out more about this abnormal rate of return and how it affects both you and money managers.
  13. Is Your Investment Manager Skilled Or Lucky?

    Being familiar with composite presentations will help you better assess the quality of an investment manager's performance. ...
  14. Net Asset Value

    Discover how mutual fund companies and ETFs price shares of their investment pools.
  15. Management Expense Ratio

    Learn more about this money management fee and how it affects your mutual fund returns.
  16. Fee-Based Research: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Providing information on stocks that would otherwise not be available, fee-based research plays an important but complicated ...
  17. How To Pick Your Investment Style

    Find out what an investing style is and how to figure out which one suits you.
  18. 4 Ways To Invest In Oil

    Many investors are looking for a way to invest in oil. Find out how you can buy into black gold.
  19. An Introduction To Sector Mutual Funds

    Investing among several different sectors in the economy is a way to diversify your portfolio.
  20. Performance Fee

    A payment made to a fund manager for generating positive returns. The performance fee is generally calculated as a percentage ...
  21. Introduction To The 401(K)

    The 401(k) plan is one of the most widely used retirement vehicles. Find out what it is and what it can do for you.
  22. The Best And Worst Investing Advice

    Some financial sayings are worth a second look, even if they seem to be set in stone.
  23. An Introduction To Mutual Funds

    Mutual funds are the starting point for many individual investors because they offer a balanced portfolio in a single investment. ...
  24. 5 "New" Rules For Safe Investing

    Did the credit crisis leave a new landscape for investors? Maybe, but it's not as unfamiliar as you may have imagined.
  25. Money Market Mayhem: The Reserve Fund Meltdown

    This event serves as a stark reminder to investors about understanding their portfolios.
  26. Financial Funds Provide Diversity ... And Risk

    Sector funds can provide maximum exposure to financial industry stocks, but this benefit is a double-edged sword.
  27. Stable Value Funds: Risk Less And Earn More

    Stable value funds can provide higher yields and lower risk.
  28. 5 Reasons To Avoid Index Funds

    Indexes are a hands-off way for investors to access the markets, but in some cases, nothing beats active investing.
  29. Healthcare Funds: Give Your Portfolio A Booster Shot

    Find out how healthcare investments can become the strongest asset in your portfolio.
  30. The Gatekeepers: Consultants Hold The Key

    Institutional investment consultants help match up asset managers with large institutions.
  31. 10 Retirement-Wrecking Moves

    Don't let these common mistakes put a crack your nest egg.
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Hot Definitions
  1. Asset Allocation

    An investment strategy that aims to balance risk and reward by apportioning a portfolio's assets according to an individual's ...
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    Short covering is buying back borrowed securities in order to close an open short position.
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  5. Liquid Asset

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