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 »

What Is MER in Mutual Funds?

The Management Expense Ratio (MER) is a calculation used in mutual fund evaluations to determine how much is spent on total operating costs compared to the average price per share of assets under m... Read More »

What Is NAV in Mutual Funds?

A mutual fund pools money from many investors into a single fund that buys and sells securities on behalf of these investors. Mutual funds need a way to divide claims to the fund's assets among the... Read More »