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The WhatIsAMutualFund site provides new and intermediate-level investors with useful information about mutual funds. This advertising-supported collection of articles offers independent and objective advice; ads on the site are sold and placed by a third-party. Rather than recommendations, it focuses on examples that explain different aspects of fund buying, selling, and management.

Robert F. AbbottWriter Robert F. Abbott is a freelance writer and author. In addition to his articles on WhatisaMutualFund, he has also written extensively about value stocks at GuruFocus.com.

He can be reached by using the form at the bottom of this page, or by email at (replace the # with @) wordengines#gmail.com .

Mr. Abbott began investing in mutual funds in 1995, and continues to invest in them (and ETFs). More recently, he has added stocks and options to his and his family’s holdings. He believes that mutual funds, and ETFs, provide an opportunity for millions of people who would otherwise be unable to afford the cost of professional investment management. Mr. Abbott has written several books (all available at Amazon.com), including:

When not writing, Mr. Abbott has led a busy volunteer life, including service as a director and officer of the Airdrie Festival of Lights Society, a non-profit organization that operates one of North America’s largest and longest-running holiday light displays.

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