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Mutual Fund Fees for Beginners – Loads, Expense Ratios, and Share Classes

Mutual Fund Fees for Beginners – Loads, Expense Ratios, and Share Classes

Tweet Mutual funds are one of the most common investment tools for the average investor. You’ll find them in your 401(k) plan, in your IRA, and everywhere in-between. Mutual funds are popular for good reason. They provide instant diversification without requiring a lot of money. Instead of having to pick all of the individual stocks […]

6 Funds To Hedge Against a Recession

6 Funds To Hedge Against a Recession

Tweet The word recession has investors searching for safe investments until the market rebounds. Just take a look at how the market has reacted recently. Investors want the maximum yield with the least risk involved. Luckily, options are available for investors to weather the storm until the economy improves. Mutual or index funds are a […]

Using Morningstar’s Mutual Fund Comparison Tool to Compare Funds

Using Morningstar’s Mutual Fund Comparison Tool to Compare Funds

Tweet Morningstar is great, and it is one of my favorite investing research sites out there. They have a ton of tools available for researching stocks, mutual funds, and now options. While some of these tools do require a premium membership, there are plenty of great tools that are free and available to everyone. You […]

ETFs vs. Mutual Funds: Which One is Right for You?

ETFs vs. Mutual Funds: Which One is Right for You?

Tweet ETFs and Mutual Funds Both Have Advantages – Find Out Which One is Best For You Lately I’ve received a few questions from readers asking about the difference between an ETF and an index or mutual fund, and which one is better. Well, as with almost all things, there are pros and cons to […]

How To Start Investing With Very Little Money

How To Start Investing With Very Little Money

Tweet You Can Begin Investing Today With as Little as Five Dollars If you have survived the economic downturn, you may be happy just to be paying your bills on time. Investing for your future might not even be on your radar and many folks assume that if they do not have large amounts they […]

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Avoid Fund Overlap to Achieve True Diversification in Your Portfolio

Tweet Identify and Eliminate Overlap for Real Diversification So, you’ve got a nice portfolio with a handful of index funds that include a good mix of growth, value, and various market caps. You’re diversified quite well, right? Not so fast. If you’re like most investors, even though you have a number of funds that you’re […]