Mutual Fund Investing

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Are you trying to figure out if mutual fund investing is right for you? or trying to get a handle on the basics of mutual fund investing such as analyzing mutual fund returns or understanding mutual fund fees and expenses? Or, you are into mutual fund investing and are looking for the best no-load, no-transaction fee mutual funds to invest now. Either way, continue reading.

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Using Sector Funds to Construct Diversified Mutual Fund Portfolios

High-potential diversified portfolios can be constructed by dividing assets among a group of sector funds. This approach gives the investor flexibility to over-weight or under-weight certain sectors versus broadly diversified indexes. 'Sector funds are too risky.' 'I doubled my money with Fidelity Select Technology in 12 months!' 'Avoid sector funds.' If all of this sounds confusing, you are not alone.

401k Rollover IRA: 401k Retirement Plans’ Booster Rocket, Rollover IRA

Switching your job? Retiring? Congratulations! A window of opportunity opens for you with the Rollover Individual Retirement Account or Rollover IRA. In an era of corporate restructuring and outsourcing, Rollover IRA is among the most powerful means available for securing one’s retirement. Yet, the potential of Rollover IRA to enhance one’s retirement savings commonly remains under-appreciated.

Best No-load Mutual Funds for 2016

Global stock markets appear poised to post lackluster returns in 2015. The Federal Reserve is contemplating raising interest rates for the first time since 2006. Will 2016 be a better year for global stock markets? What types of no-load mutual funds can fare well in 2016? Year 2015 is turning out to be a ho-hum one for stocks.… Read More »

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 »

Should You Invest in ETFs or Should You Invest in Mutual Funds?

Exchange-traded funds and mutual funds have their advantages and disadvantages. While investors often ponder if they should invest in ETFs or mutual funds, there is no reason to. Investors can use ETFs as well as mutual funds in appropriate ways to benefit from the advantages of both. ETF Advantages Transparency: ETFs usually disclose their holdings each day, making… Read More »

JAOSX – A Worthy International Mutual Fund? Review of Investment Strategy, Fund Performance, Expense, and More

With emerging economies forecasted to grow at a 6.2% annual rate over the next couple of years compared to a 2.6% annual clip for the U. S. economy, increasing number of mutual fund investors are venturing overseas in pursuit of profit opportunities. International mutual funds like American Funds Capital World (RWIGX), Fidelity Diversified International Fund (FDIVX), Harbor International… Read More »

New ETF and Mutual Fund Recommendations

The Fidelity and ETF Core and Focus model portfolios have gained at annualized rates of 14.5% and 17.7%, respectively since 1994. The model portfolios will be repositioned with new mutual fund and ETF recommendations on Monday, September 30. Learn more about AlphaProfit's Free and Premium Service investment newsletters.

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