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Robert F. AbbottWriter Robert F. Abbott is a freelance writer and author. In addition to his articles on WhatisaMutualFund.com, 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 (click just below the word “Comment”), 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). In addition, he has invested in stocks and options for his and his family’s holdings. He believes that mutual funds and ETFs provide an opportunities 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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