How are mutual funds charged?

Answer Mutual funds are either front-end-load funds, which charge you upfront fees, or no-load (back-end-load funds), which charge a fee when the mutual fund is sold. All funds charge a 12-b1 fee, which i... Read More »

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Are index funds better than mutual funds?

On One Hand: Index Funds have Lower Fees.Index funds are a type of mutual fund that measures the total value of a group of stocks. Generally index funds resemble the fluctuations of the entire mark... Read More »

The Role of Hedge Funds & Hedge Fund-Like Mutual Funds in a Portfolio?

The initial design of the hedge fund provided a hedging or insurance for the investment portfolio. Now hedge funds offer aggressively managed portfolios with fewer limitations on the investment cho... Read More »

How are mutual funds taxed?

When you invest in a mutual fund, you must pay taxes as if you had invested directly in the underlying securities themselves. Taxation of funds is based primarily on the size of their distributions... Read More »

Are mutual funds insured?

According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, mutual funds are not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other government agency. Mutual funds, like stocks, carr... Read More »