Small investors, mutual fund pricing, defensive investing

October 20 Roundup: Mutual Fund News & Opinions Small Investors Could Lose Financial Advisors Much is changing in the world of American mutual funds and investments generally, as a new Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule comes into effect. The latest comes from

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What is an ETF?, New mutual fund fees, & REIT mutual funds

October 19 Roundup: Mutual Fund News & Opinion What is an ETF? And should I buy them? As you likely know, an ETF resembles a mutual fund in a number of ways, but definitely not all. This article at GOBankingRates provides a

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Get started investing, mutual fund fees, & actively-managed mutual funds

October 18 Roundup: Mutual Fund News & Opinion Start Investing, Even with Just a Few Bucks Here’s the promising title of an article in the Washington Post, How to start investing if you have $1,000 or less. I’m pleased to say the story

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Biotech Mutual Funds, Mutual Fund Flows, Bond Funds

October 17 Roundup: Mutual Fund News & Opinion An Opening for Biotech Mutual Funds? What a surprise! Some drug companies discovered that increasing the price of a life-saving drug by hundreds of percent in one swoop will alienate customers and regulators. Biotech stocks, and

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October 14 Roundup: Mutual Fund News & Opinions

Investing in Index Funds Over the past couple of decades, investing in index funds has become increasingly popular. This means that rather than investing in a mutual fund or ETF that has a manager picking stocks, you have a fund company that

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