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Mutual Funds merger

If I have 977 units of a mutual fund and after 5 years it merges with another mutual fund within same company. How much unit of new mutual fund will I be having?
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Reliance natural resources funds bought in 2008 in India

I have Reliance natural resources funds which I bought in 2008 and it got merged with reliance vision . Number of units are 977.995 , Load Rs. 0.2250, Nav Rs. 10 . I am wondering what is the ...
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Must ETF companies match an investor's amount invested in an ETF?

1Source: p 147, Investing For Canadians For Dummies, 3 Ed (2009) by Tony Martin, Eric Tyson The lack of CDIC insurance on a money market fund shouldn’t trouble you. Mutual fund companies can’t ...
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What's so hard about a mutual fund manager pricing their mutual fund?

An article in today's Wall Street Journal (2015-08-16) titled A New Computer Glitch is Rocking the Mutual Fund Industry is all about how some kind of computer (software?) failure at a company called ...
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Should I scale down my 401k?

Today I met with my 401k provider at work. They tend to push certain plans and a schedule that is as follows: Aggressive Fund (100% stocks, 0% bonds) Moderate Fund (50% stocks, 50% bonds) ...
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Funds supermarkets transaction time frames - are all so vague?

When I was buying funds through fund supermarket time frames given were very vague. Trade was supposed to be executed at next "transaction point", without much description when is it. I am guessing ...
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Why this mutual fund (VTTHX) is not traded today ? [duplicate]

As you may know the market is in panic today. However if you look for VTTHX, you will see it frozen since Aug 21. Did this fund magically escaped the panic ? what is going on ?
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How are money market mutual funds just as risky as cash?

Foreword: In this question, I ask NOT about default risk. Abbreviate 'money market mutual funds' to MMMF. MMMF are a type of mutual fund, which is always riskier than cash, per this MoneySense ...
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looking for research tool to plug in and evaluate theoretical historical returns

I am just starting to invest. I would like to find a calculator to which I could enter, say, a monthly amount - perhaps $100 - and put it into different classes of funds over arbitrary periods (say ...
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Avoiding tax complexities of MLPs

I would like to invest in master limited partnerships (MLPs) for their high yield, but would like to avoid their tax complexities. If I buy exposure to MLPs through an ETF or mutual fund, will that ...
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How can I compare the performance of a high dividend funds with other funds and or an index

I've been trying to do some investment due diligence. I'm looking at funds for a family member that needs some dividend income. Some of the high dividend funds that were recommended to me seem to have ...
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What is a mutual fund “high water mark” and how does it affect performance fees?

Quick question to you guys, I'm not entirely sure I'm grabbing the concept of high water mark for mutual funds. So, if we consider the following example (to see if I understand); I'm an investor in a ...
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Does the Section 1256 Rule (60/40 rule) pass through to Mutual Fund holders?

Section 1256 of the U.S. Tax Code applies, in many situations, to SPX options. If I own a mutual fund that makes use of SPX options, do the SPX gains get passed through to me on a 60/40 basis -- e.g. ...
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New TD D-Series funds: are they worth considering (unknown expense ratios)?

I am currently a holder of TD's e-Series funds in my investment portfolio. However, the other day, I came across a new series of funds offered by TD: D-Series funds. From what I can tell, the funds ...
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What happens to investment gains and distributions inside an HSA?

I did some research and it turns out that you can invest funds that you have in your Health Savings Account in certain things. If I invest $5,000 from my HSA into a Mutual Fund (which is acceptable) ...
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How do you determine the dividend payout date for Mutual Funds?

For stocks it seems to be easy to find dividend payment information. However, for mutual funds, like VDIGX, I am having an issue figuring out expected payout dates and frequency. Can someone point me ...
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What kind of technical analysis and indicators available for mutual fund navs

In stock trading we have different types of tools such as candlestick, RSI, MACD, Parabolic SAR etc to analysis the trading. Is the same tools can be used for the technical analysis of mutual funds ...
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College savings using plain mutual funds instead of 529 plan?

I have two young children and am thinking about how to best save for their futures. I have read a lot about 529s and mutual funds (index, tax efficient ones) and was trying to get an outside opinion. ...
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What funds were closed during or after the recent recessions?

Looking through the history of various funds, investment trusts and similar, one gets the impression that in the majority of cases investors could have waited out the recent recessions with no real ...
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Invest in mutual funds without using a retirement account?

Can I invest in mutual funds without putting money into an IRA or 401k? Would one of the big firms out there like Ameritrade handle this? I want it to be fairly liquid and not have to deal with ...
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Are “Liquid” Funds a good return or a gimmick?

I reside in India and I am looking for an investment option and my friend suggested investing in Liquid funds . Do these have a good return or are these just a gimmick?
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Is there an ETF or Mutual Fund which tracks James O'Shaugnessy's Trending 25 stock strategy?

The strategy is described here: http://www.valuestockscreener.com/Screens/Details/OShaughnessy_Trending_Value I've found 5 mutual funds at O'Shaugnessy's asset management website (www.osfunds.com) ...
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In a retirement account, is there any reason to purchase deferred annuities now instead of near retirement?

There are lots of sources online that talk about how if you are saving your retirement money within a tax-sheltered account (401k, 403b, etc), you are likely better off with mutual fund investments ...
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How can I invest in USA mutual funds from Australia?

HI I wish to invest in top USA mutual funds (Vanguard, T-Rowe). I was told by the fund that as a foreign national I could not do so directly. Do you know how I could without excessive fees? I am an ...
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what % of intl should be in China equity mutual funds right now? [closed]

Mutual funds investing in China equity seem to be the strongest growing Intl equity mutual funds. What percentage of my international equity mutual funds should I move to China equity mutual funds ?
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Is my mutual fund strategy to rebalance to fixed portions of cash, equity, & bonds a good one?

Is this a good mutual fund strategy: Once a year I adjust the asset allocation of all my mutual funds, equity and bond. I maintain a fixed percent of cash, equity, and bonds. If any fund gets ...
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Indian mutual funds with tax benefits

Are there any mutual funds offered by Indian banks that give any tax advantages? This is for my mother (retired Indian citizen). Something that gives a better rate of return than the fixed deposits ...
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Why do mutual fund trading limitations exist? e.g. 90 day transfer limits?

I recently moved money from one mutual fund to another fund in my 401(k), and was warned that I'd be prohibited from transferring out money from said fund for a period of 90 days. I know such ...
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Do “growth of $10k” charts for mutual funds account for fees? I've found conflicting information

I've had several people advise me that the growth of $10k charts that you see for mutual funds, and provided by, e.g., Morningstar, account for the expense ratio of that fund (but not sales loads). So ...
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Subsequent purchase greater than dividend payout

I recently purchased some VDIGX mutual fund. My brokerage told me they allow dividend reinvestment without a fee so I chose to auto roll my dividends back into the fund. After thinking about it though ...
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Tool for researching historical mutual fund perfomance patterns

A few months ago I came across an obscure looking website that I have not been able to find again. I'm hoping someone can help me find it or something similar. Basically, you enter a mutual fund and ...
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Why do US retirement funds typically have way more US assets than international assets?

I have noticed that US retirement funds generally seem to allocate far more space to US stock than international (non-US) stock. Of course, there is not really any such thing as a prototypical ...
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How do management fees affect the money invested in a mutual fund

On mutual fund brochures, they state a management fee and also a MER. How to interpret these two numbers? For example, if management fee is 1% and MER is 2%, then for an investment of 100$, does it ...
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Suitable Vanguard funds for a short-term goal (1-2 years)

I am looking to save for a down-payment for a house in a period of 1 to 2 years. So I want to open a brokerage account, start with $3K, and put $1K on a monthly basis. Then, after one or two years, I ...
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What is the 'opportunity cost' for delaying charitable donations, and when to grant them?

This question is kind of off topic, but this is the best sight I can find for it, so hopefully your humor me. I'm trying to figure out the optimal way to donate my charitable money, this question ...
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How to invest in drones?

I expect the drones will be in the nearby future something very usual to our daily environment. Therefore I am wondering what is the best way to be invested into drones? Are there any trusts/funds to ...
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Higher returns from international markets?

I've heard that part of your portfolio should be invested in international markets. One argument for it is higher returns. However, browsing through some funds (FOSFX, FIEUX, FWWFX), all I can see is ...
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Should I move out of my actively managed IRA at Fidelity and put it all in index funds?

I have an IRA at Fidelity. It is where I have rolled old 401k plans into. Currently, I am paying Fidelity to actively manage the account. It is currently invested is many mutual funds, bonds and ...
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Meaning: 'pay the piper on the bottom line' [closed]

Maybe this should be an question at English Language Learners, but it concerns mutual fund investing; so I thought to try here first, but please migrate this if apt. [Source:] The burgeoning ...
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Direct Mutual funds in India through Demat

I am aware that Mutual funds are available in India in two flavors, Regular and Direct. Also, I have been using my Demat account to buy units in Mutual fund. However, I find many Direct options are ...
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What are the trading cost differences between stocks and mutual funds in 401k account?

I am confused about the mutual fund investment minimums and buying commission fees. I've been searching these question on the internet but no good answers. Hope someone can answer my questions below ...
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Does mutual fund front-load fee count toward IRA contribution limits? [duplicate]

I want to max out my IRA and I am investing in a mutual fund with 5% front-load fee. Does that mean that I can contribute $5,500 max for IRA but have real IRA balance $5,500 less $275 = $5,225 as a ...
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What's best investment option? Mutual fund or Property [duplicate]

I had purchased a home year ago and given it on rent. The rent I'm getting is only 5% of total cost of home while stock fund industry (mutual fund) is paying 20% minumum (reports from my country here ...
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Sell your home and invest in growth stock mutual fund

I purchased a home and I made and agreement with a guy who is living in that home and paying me monthly rent. Since I live with my brother I don't have to live in my purchased home. The rent I'm ...
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What are the steps for creating a systematic investment plan for mutual funds?

I believe that any investment done systematically should be termed as a systematic investment plan. However, the term systematic investment plan is mostly understood as systematically investing a ...
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How some mutual funds pay such high dividends

There are some funds where the dividend yields are pretty much off the charts: http://www.nasdaq.com/dividend-stocks/ How do these funds pay these astronomical dividends? What is the catch that is ...
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What do mutual funds gain by being different from ETFs

This is what I understand on how ETS work vis-a-vis mutual funds: If I buy an ETF (SPY), then the ETF trust fund does not take my money and go out and buy the underlying stocks. I buy one share of SPY ...
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Are mutual funds safe from defaults?

Mutual funds are great way to diversify your investments (e.g compared to individual stocks). I am investing a significant part of my savings in a mutual fund, and understand that investment has risks ...
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Basic mutual fund investment questions

I am a complete newbie to investment and have already gone through a lot of reading materials. I now have some basic idea about terminology etc. but still have a couple of questions for which I ...
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Investment strategy for 401k when rolling over soon

I'm a contractor at a company interesting in investing in their 401k. If I know I'll be leaving this company in a year or so what sort of time horizon and risk exposure is applicable? I'm not sure how ...