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Beware of your financial adviser

Beware of your financial adviser The brokers and advisers who sell us mutual funds and other financial instruments operate in a world of conflicts of interest. They often act against the best financial interests of their clients. Those are the conclusions I draw from two recently released … Continue reading at torontosun.com MUTUAL INTEREST: Passive […]

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Balanced Mutual Funds offer stability, tax advantage in choppy times

Balanced Mutual Funds offer stability, tax advantage in choppy times Balanced mutual funds, which invest in a mix of stocks and bonds, are finding favour with investors these days. Assets under management of these funds have doubled from Rs 18,277 cr in September 2014 to Rs 36,633 cr in September 2015. Wealth managers are … […]

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New Evidence On Mutual Fund Performance: A Comparison Of Alternative Bootstrap Methods

New Evidence On Mutual Fund Performance: A Comparison Of Alternative Bootstrap Methods We compare two bootstrap methods for assessing mutual fund performance. Kosowski, Timmermann, Wermers and White (2006) produces narrow confidence intervals due to pooling over time, while Fama and French (2010) produces wider confidence intervals because … Continue reading at valuewalk.com Can Stock Mutual […]

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The fossil-fuel free future of mutual funds

The fossil-fuel free future of mutual funds Investors are hungry for socially responsible mutual funds, and lately, it’s the ones that avoid fossil fuel stocks getting the most attention. It’s a trend that has gained momentum over the last few years. Why? There’s a $ 100 trillion global sleeper risk … Continue reading at cnbc.com […]

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Mutual Funds Flail at Valuing Hot Startups Like Uber

Mutual Funds Flail at Valuing Hot Startups Like Uber Millions of Americans own a piece of the hottest private technology companies through their mutual funds. But no one knows what those investments are actually worth. Consider car-hailing king Uber Technologies Inc., the world’s most highly valued startup. Continue reading at wsj.com Economic State of Latin […]

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Stock Mutual Funds Rose For 4th WeeK— Did Yours?

Stock Mutual Funds Rose For 4th WeeK– Did Yours? U.S. diversified stock funds gained 1.26% on average in the week ended Oct. 29, according to Lipper Inc. data. Big, well-known portfolios, holding such leading issues as Amazon.com, Alphabet and Microsoft, reflected that rise. The $ 147 billion American … Continue reading at news.investors.com Hedge Funds […]

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Multi-Alternative Funds: The Best And Worst Of September

Multi-Alternative Funds: The Best And Worst Of September Multi-alternative mutual funds offer varying exposures to different alternative strategies, often managed by separate underlying managers. Thus, it’s not surprising that the category has fairly wide dispersion between its best- and worst-performing funds … Continue reading at seekingalpha.com Reverse Mortgages are ‘Triple Win’ for Retirees, Advisors and […]

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Best Performing T. Rowe Price Mutual Funds of Q3 2015

Best Performing T. Rowe Price Mutual Funds of Q3 2015 Investors were looking for a rebound after a dismal second quarter, but their hopes were dashed when the third quarter turned out to be even worse. In fact, the third quarter of 2015 emerged as the worst quarter since 2011. It was obviously tough for […]

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