Closed-end Funds Basics – How it works, Pros & Cons

closed-end fund (CEF), or sometimes called closed-ended fundis a pooled investment that issues a fixed number of shares.  The shares are not redeemable from the fund.  The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) usually organizes it as a publicly-traded company.  It is similar to a mutual fund where investors create […]

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Solid Investors? These Are The Top Defensive ETFs for 2018

Just because an ETF has ‘Defensive’ in the name doesn’t mean it will prove to be defensive during a bear market or a period of rising volatility. There are several approaches to selecting defensive stocks. Some seem to make sense, but are actually unproven. Others are based on what has happened in the past, with no guarantee that that’s how thigs will play out the next time around.

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How To Trade Inverse Volatility ETFs And Which Ones To Trade In 2018

Inverse volatility ETFs (IVETFs) is one of the most exciting financial market developments of the last decade. They are the first instrument listed on stock exchanges that allow investors to profit from falling volatility. Volatility is not only a function of the stock market but of the options market which is used for hedging and speculation […]depo

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What Are Robo-Advisors And Should You Consider It?

Robo-advisors are a kind of financial advisers that provide online financial advice or portfolio with minimal human intervention. They became popular when people began searching for inexpensive but convenient automated opportunities.  Within minutes, robo-advisors can help you set up a diverse but customized portfolio right in the comfort of your desk […]

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The Best ETFs For Long-Term Investors To Buy in 2018

Almost every mutual fund or ETF comes with a disclaimer stating that past performance may not be indicative of future performance. As the bull market in US equities approaches its ninth year, that statement may be truer than ever. Many of the top performing broad market ETFs […]

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Index Funds Basics – How It Works,Types And Benefits

Investing in index funds could be a good idea for any investor. Before you take on this adventure, it’s good to know what an index is so that you can understand index funds and how they work, what their benefits and drawbacks are. In this article, you will find out more about this investment opportunity […]

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How to Get Started Investing in Index Funds

Index funds are simply mutual funds that track the returns of a market index. An index is a compilation of securities that represents a specific fragment of the market.  The examples are stock market, bond market, funds market and others. As an advantage, an index mutual fund provides a wider market exposure, low operating costs and a minimal portfolio turnover […]

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Fees and Expenses Associated with Mutual Funds

According to the SEC, there are two main groups of fees and expenses. The first group’s name is “Shareholder Fees” and include all charges imposed on buying, selling or exchanging mutual funds. They could be front- and back-end sales loads, redemption fees and others. The second main group identified by the “Operating Costs”, which stem from the management of your account.

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REIT Investment – What Is It And How it Works?

Usually, REITs pay their investors in dividends and offer the opportunity to diversify an investors’ portfolio. Both investing in real estate and stocks is an option. In addition to offering a long-term capital appreciation and regular income in the form of dividends, these corporations are affordable. Instead of purchasing the real estate yourself, you buy stocks in a REIT and get […]

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Mutual Funds: Understand the Risks

You already know quite a few things about mutual funds, don’t you? In case you’ve missed the previous articles – the best place to start is the basic guide for mutual funds. Overall, this is an option particularly suitable for newbies and inexperienced investors. Why? For starters, it gives them the chance to build a diversified portfolio […]

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What Are The Different Types Of Mutual Funds?

Mutual funds are a great option for inexperienced investors. Basically, this is a “pool” where lots of different people put their money and an experienced professional manages the fund and invests in different asset classes – securities, stocks, etc. Find out more about what mutual funds are, different strategies when investing and their major characteristics.

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All About Mutual Funds

Are you a greenhorn when it comes to business, finance, investments, and markets? Do you feel awkwardly strange when reading about the thousands of business opportunities out there. Or perhaps you are a pro who wants to know more things about our topic – mutual funds.

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