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With all of the promise of mutual funds, it’s reasonable to expect that they would have a yield than standard bank savings accounts. This, however, is not always the case. While some indeed beat the banks, others can actually result in losses. The most popular mutual fund of 2011 was the Templeton Global Bond, according to CNN Money. Investing in this fund would have netted you a gain of 5.5 percent. The 5th most popular fund,…

Have you ever wondered what a stock, bond, or mutual fund are exactly? If so, then this is the post for you. These terms are thrown around daily on stations like CNBC. It’s just expected that the average person knows what they are and the differences between them. Well I have found that this is not always the case. Stocks A stock is simply ownership in a corporation. Stockholders are known as equity holders. An…

You probably know that one of the most important aspects of successful investing is a healthy diversity in your portfolio. One of the ways that many people attempt to add diversity to their portfolios is by investing in funds. Funds offer a collection of investments. You invest in the fund, and you automatically invest in everything that is in that fund. For many — especially inexperienced investors interested in buy and hold — funds offer…