Mutual Fund Investing

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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.

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 »

Fidelity Sector Funds

Maximize Your Returns and Minimize Risks Fidelity sector funds can be volatile investment vehicles particularly when viewed in isolation. However, AlphaProfit can help you achieve extraordinary returns by exploiting the return potential of Fidelity sector funds while lowering your risk.                                                   AlphaProfit helps you maximize your returns from Fidelity sector funds while minimizing your risks. How do we do… Read More »

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… Read More »

Exchange Traded Funds – ETF Investing – ETFs vs Mutual Funds

Exchange traded funds or ETFs are investment vehicles that combine some investment attributes of mutual funds with those of stocks. Like mutual funds, exchange traded funds are a basket of securities generally designed to track an index. The index may be a stock, sector, or bond index. Some exchange traded funds track commodity prices as well. Like stocks,… Read More »

Yacktman Fund YACKX – A Top US Mutual Fund?

Calls for U. S. investors to invest overseas get louder each day. While overseas investments can help investors diversify their mutual fund portfolios, domestic investments need not be overlooked. Selected domestic mutual funds have achieved stellar returns since the market bottomed in March. One such fund is the no-load Yacktman Fund (YACKX) managed by the father and son… Read More »

AlphaProfit Core Model Portfolio: The Right Choice for Rollover and SEP-IRA

The AlphaProfit Core model portfolio is a diversified portfolio, pursuing long-term capital growth. It is an alternative to investing in diversified mutual funds. The Core portfolio completed its fifth anniversary on September 30, 2008. As part of monitoring portfolio performance, we compare the performance of the Core portfolio with those of the five largest domestic funds and the… Read More »

AlphaProfit Focus Model Portfolio: Powerful Returns from Prudent Risk Taking

The AlphaProfit Focus model portfolio completed its fifth anniversary on September 30, 2008. As part of monitoring portfolio performance, we compare the Focus model portfolio’s performance with those of the 10 largest non-diversified domestic funds in the large-cap, mid-cap, small-cap, and multi-cap categories. During the past five years, the AlphaProfit Focus model portfolio has outperformed all but one… Read More »

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. Rollover IRA… 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, August 21.
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