Questions tagged [mutual-funds]

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Online Resources of USD Mutual Funds Operated In Canada [closed]

I try to find a suitable mutual fund in US currency in the Canadian market. Most of the big banks offer US currency mutual funds, but I would like to have a choice that is not limited by the financial ...
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If you never see the dividend for a fund, why does the ex-dividend date matter?

I'm currently invested in an open-ended fund. As I understand it, neither I nor my broker see its dividend. We just wake up on the payment day and see that the unit price of the fund has moved more ...
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In Morningstar's premium screener's value pulldown, each value has two lines, one without “All” and one with. What is difference?

When building screen, in the "Build Your Screen" popup, under "4. Value | Benchamrk" all the selection lines have "All" or not. What does the "All" mean? For ...
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Why don't accumulation index funds (dividends are reinvested) raise more than the indexes they track?

Let's suppose a fund is tracking an index A, and let's suppose that it does it with 100% of accuracy. Therefore, given a particular period of time, the value of the fund should fall and rise exactly ...
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municipal bond shares the same across different states and funds

Why is municipal bond stock behavior virtually the same, regardless what state or fund you look at? For example, one can look at shares of the following mutual funds, each collecting municipal bonds ...
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Full year's worth of dividends and capital gains distributions even for new investors of mutual fund — but how?

I continue to come across this odd fact about mutual fund investing, but I never understood how it works. Let's say I decided to invest in ABC fund the day before year-end distributions. At the ...
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Short- vs. Long-term gains - buy/sell w/in 1 year

For mutual fund shares - An individual investor has bought shares of a fund over time, including in previous years and within the last year. If selling, can they use specific-ID cost basis to sell the ...
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Sharpe Ratio/ Value at Risk or other methods for choosing between active funds

I'm new here and wondering how best to choose between two (or more) active funds for personal investment (on the basis of common information that funds must disclose). For example, I tried to ...
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Why choose NSE MFSS and/or BSE StAR MF?

While reading disclosure material published by mutual fund houses, I came across a discussion of the Mutual Fund Selection Service by NSE and the StAR MF service by BSE. To be precise, it was pg 50 of ...
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Why do Vanguard Mutual funds have slightly better performance than their ETF counterparts?

I'm trying to understand why in general mutual funds tend to very slightly outperform their ETF counterparts. I've put an example here but it seems to be true for the majority of mutual fund / ETFs I'...
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Changing funds in Roth IRA - Tax implications?

I have the following funds in a Roth IRA in a Fidelity account, and am determining if it is worth switching funds for a few of them. I mainly picked these because they have low expense ratios. I'm in ...
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Does a mutual fund buy new shares when it issues new units for individuals?

You may ponder what is the significance of this question. Consider a mutual fund that has achieved a high return rate possibly because it has bought a profitable share at a low price months ago. Now, ...
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Why can’t shares of open-end funds be traded during market hours?

I can't really find a straightforward answer to this. I read from Investopedia that NAV of open-end funds is calculated at the end of the day. So I believe that's the reason for why the fund can only ...
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Is there any mutual funds that will never lose money? Even a very small gain is acceptable [duplicate]

Is there any kind of mutual funds which can never have a loss, like maybe a currency fund?
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Why would the NAV/share of the same mutual fund be different for different classes?

Why would the NAV/share of the same mutual fund be different for different classes? For example, looking at the fairly popular Fidelity Contrafund Fund, we see... Yet looking at the class K shares, ...
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How does private equity work in a public mutual fund?

For example, I'm invested in FGCKX, which contains SpaceX, Reddit, and Juul equity, and some other companies not publically-traded. How is the day-to-day price determined for these? For a follow-up ...
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Benchmark for an active investment strategy

I analyze the results of a long-short investment strategy on European mutual funds. I would like to compare the performance of the strategy to a benchmark. But not wanting to bias the results, I would ...
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Different types of ownership in Vanguard mutual fund

I'm opening a joint account with my wife, and see the following options. What do they mean? Tenants with right of survivorship. Tenants by the entirety with right of survivorship. Community ...
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Multiple 529 accounts vs one generic on my name?

First time investing. Have four children 6 and under. I wish to start putting money aside for them to go to college (or other things that might come up, like marriage, etc.). One idea I have: instead ...
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Should I invest $10k into Vanguard SP 500 mutual fund now? [closed]

I'm new to investing. Giving all the craziness that's going on around the world with COVID-19 and all that... Should I put $10k of my hard earned money into Vanguard SP 500 mutual fund now or ...
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Calculate investment return taking into account the currency change

Lets suppose an investor invests £10000 in a mutual fund denominated in pounds sterling, but whose underlying assets are all US stocks, therefore the underlying currency is US dollars. Lets suppose ...
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How are mutual fund expense ratios subtracted in practice on a daily basis?

Suppose there is a mutual fund with expense ratio exactly 1 percent. I am aware that this 1 percent is subtracted "over time". But is there a standard on exactly how and when it is subtracted? For ...
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Is it good to invest in mutual fund during the down time in market?

Say there is a mutual fund and its annual return in the past 3 years i.e. 2017, 2018, 2019 were -10%, +20%, and -10% respectively. A and B invest $100 in this fund at different time points. A ...
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International investing and currency fluctuations [duplicate]

Lets suppose a British investor has some participations (say, for a value of £10000) in a Britih (not hedged) fund or ETF whose underlying assets are in US dollars, but that is denominated in pounds ...
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Difference of NAV and market price on stock shares and funds

For the case of companies, my understanding is that the NAV (net asset value) is all its assets minus its liabilities. Then, this value is divided by the total number of shares the company has issued ...
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How to calculate returns for multiple purchase and redemption in a mutual fund?

Suppose I have invested in a Mutual fund (an Liquid Fund) where I have made multiple purchase and redemptions/switch outs. For example, consider the following transactions (in csv format)- NAV Date,...
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How to mitigate price fluctuations between placing a mutual fund sell order and it actually being executed?

Just like many others, my wife and I make use of a DIY investment platform; a company who gives us the ability to buy different types of products (funds, ETFS, stocks, etc.) through a single entity. ...
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Are there any behavior patterns that one can deduce from how a funds chart looks like? [closed]

The following chart tracks a mutual fund on the last 6 months (maybe someone with a higher reputation can inline the picture for me): The big dip in the middle is because of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
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Tool to calculate total returns of a mutual fund over a given time period? [closed]

I am interested in calculating the total returns of a particular mutual fund (GSCGX) over a given time period (feb 12 2010 to feb 12 2020), including reinvestments of dividends and capital gains. I ...
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How gold funds can give different profit

I am looking at different gold bonds available in India, and came across some top performing funds from etmoney site. I got a doubt on the profits generated by these funds. If they invest the money ...
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Public filing of investment fund portfolios - US Funds

I follow several investment funds. For some European ones, I can go to the public authority and see their quarterly filings with a detailed composition of the portfolio. For the US, where could I ...
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Mutual Funds Investment advice needed for beginner

I am planning to start investing in mutual funds now. I am a beginner and young(28). I plan on doing investments as a lump sum and SIP. I plan to invest 5 lakhs via lump sum now and SIP of 20k per ...
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SIP returns are negative due to COVID-19

Today, I checked all of my SIP accounts. I was shocked to see that the absolute returns for all of the schemes that I have been doing for the past 5 years are negative. It is because of COVID-19. ...
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In foreign mutual funds, what is the conversion fee?

I have found a mutual fund whose denominated currency is Euros but its underlying asset's currency is US Dollars (it tracks the S&P 500). The fund can be found here. While inspecting its fees, I ...
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Trying to understand mutual funds load and charges

I have been reading about mutual funds fees and charges. I have noticed that these fees are expressed as rates (%). I would like to ask if I have understood over which quantities are these rates ...
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Trying to understand what trading costs actually are in funds and ETFs

I'm trying to understand what the trading costs are in ETFs and funds. Is the explanation below correct? ETFs have trading costs because they trade almost like stocks, so you need to go through a ...
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Invest in an US ETF or fund being a UK citizen

Is it possible to invest in a US ETF or fund being a UK citizen, without having any sort of bank or brokerage account based in the USA? I'm not talking about these ETFs / funds that hold US assets ...
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Can a mutual fund refuse to execute a sell order?

Let's say that an investor owns $100,000 of a mutual fund and he decides to sell. This order would be settled at the market's close. Can the mutual fund refuse to execute the sell order, perhaps ...
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Legal owner of funds and ETFs underlying assets and risks associated with it

If you invest in a mutual fund, you aren't actually the owner of the assets, the fund is. Is this different in the case of ETFs? Is the investor the legal owner of the corresponding ETF's underlying ...
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What's the difference between mutual fund, index fund, etf, index mutual etf, etc.?

Originally, this was more of a conceptual question that I tried to Google, but after looking through many sources, I keep seeing different definitions and terminologies and a combination of them that ...
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When should you not invest into low cost ETFs in the long term?

It is common knowledge that if you are the "average investor" and are looking to invest money in the long term, you should invest into low-cost ETFs or mutual funds and hope to track the market, not ...
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Are re-invested dividends taxable in the UK?

Let's suppose that you invest in an accumulation ETF/mutual fund, whose automatically re-invest dividends. In such case, those dividends should not be taxable since you actually never receive them. ...
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How Index Funds Raise Money to buy new stocks?

In general, after IPO, the transactions happening on the shares will be between buyer and seller and they won't go to the Organization. And after that companies rely on their earnings, debts and ...
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Can I sell ETFs or Mutual Funds participations and receive the securities instead of the money, or the money in a different currency?

Let's say I have bought participations in a mutual fund in euros, but the fund's underlying assets are in US dollars (e.g. a fund that tracks the S&P 500 but that is offered in euros). At some ...
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Importance of the investment company when selecting funds

I'm trying to understand the importance of investment companies when selecting a mutual fund to invest in. I have read that you should always choose reputed investment companies, but there are quite ...
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What is the actual growth of investment for a municipal bond fund?

I am a California resident, so if I invest in a California municipal bond fund, I will not pay taxes on both the federal and state level. I'm having difficulty interpreting the "Growth of $10,000" ...
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What are the major advantages of actively managed mutual funds over index funds? [duplicate]

This article from The Motley Fool provides insight on the average performance of actively managed mutual funds from ~5 years ago: Growth fund managers fared even worse, with just 6% of growth funds ...
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How to sell mutual fund shares

I'm currently located in Canada, trying to offload a few hundred mutual fund shares. But in the current market the price fluctuates about 5% per day. My bank requires that same day orders are placed ...
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Are ETFs and Mutual Funds considered Institutional owners?

By looking at the institutional ownership of a company I see big players in the ETF/Mutual fund Markets. So my question is, are these holdings due to ETFs or instead "private" investments of public ...
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Why don't American Mutual funds offer SWP's?

Indian Mutual funds have a feature called SWP [Systematic withdrawal plan]. It's a feature that enables an investor to automatically withdraw the appreciated amount or a specific amount periodically[ ...

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