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"In the investing blog, I seek to help you take sound investment decisions free from emotion by sharing my objective insights on markets, sectors, and companies."
Sam Subramanian PhD, MBA, Editor, AlphaProfit MoneyMatters

Turning Five, AlphaProfit Trounces the Titans!

The AlphaProfit Sector Investors’ Newsletter completed 5 years of uninterrupted publication on September 30. On this occasion, we compare the performance of AlphaProfit model portfolios with that of the five largest no-load domestic mutual funds and Fidelity’s five largest domestic funds open to new investors. Through superior sector selection, both AlphaProfit model portfolios have outperformed popular no load… Read More »

Mutual Funds: Morningstar Mutual Funds Fiduciary Grades

Morningstar is now providing Fiduciary grades on mutual funds. How are these grades determined? How can investors benefit from these grades? Mutual funds investors use Morningstar Rating™ as a sign post of mutual fund performance. These ratings have proved to be a valuable tool for objectively comparing the performances of different mutual funds. In 2003, New York Attorney… Read More »

Mutual Fund Basics: Analyzing Mutual Fund Returns Fidelity Contrafund Example

While total and compound annual returns are useful in analyzing mutual fund returns, discerning investors will delve deeper using a variety of metrics to get a more complete picture on mutual fund performance. On December 16, 2005 a leading financial website reports the trailing 1-year and 5-year returns of Fidelity Contrafund (Nasdaq: FCNTX), a no-load mutual fund, as… Read More »

New Mutual Fund Recommendations

The AlphaProfit No-Load, No-Transaction-Fee (NL-NTF) growth model portfolio is up 175% since 2009. In comparison, the model portfolio's U. S. & foreign stock combination benchmark is up 135%. The NL-NTF model portfolio will be reconstituted with new recommendations of best-of-breed mutual funds on Wednesday, November 20. Learn more about AlphaProfit's Free and Premium Service investment newsletters.