How does an index fund differ from an actively managed fund?

Answer Mutual funds fall into two broad categories: indexed and non-indexed funds. There are important differences in the two types' investing philosophy and management fees.DefinitionAn index fund tracks... Read More »

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What is a managed futures fund?

A managed futures fund is a basket of commodities in which qualified investors can invest. Specifically, investors get exposure to hard assets such as gold and wheat. Not correlated to the stock ma... Read More »

Are index funds better than actively managed funds?

On One Hand: Actively Managed Funds Claim to be the MarketManagers of actively managed funds claim they have the skills and experience to beat the market. Investors in actively managed funds believ... Read More »

What is an index mutual fund?

According to the Security and Exchange Commission, an index mutual fund is a company that pools money from investors to meet an investment objective with the same return as a market index such as t... Read More »

What is a balanced index fund?

There are balanced funds, and there are index funds and then there are balanced index funds. A balanced index fund is a combination of a balanced fund and an index fund.Balanced FundA balanced fund... Read More »