Questions tagged [mutual-funds]

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Tax for sold mutual funds and stocks in non-retirement accounts for resident aliens on OPT [duplicate]

Tax-residency --> Resident Alien Immigration status --> F1 - OPT There is a similar question here but not the same. My question is: Assume that I sold some mutual funds and stocks, however never ...
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How does a fund's expense ratio work?

There are several posts here but I cannot wrap my mind around it. Suppose a fund has an expense ratio of 0.055%, as I understand it that means $55 per $1000. Where do the expenses come from? Is every ...
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How do companies' Bitcoin (or other proof-of-work cryptocurrencies) holdings impact their ESG ratings?

When I land on the Morningstar page for a fund, for example Legal & General Future World Climate Change Equity Factors Index Fund, or a Blackrock iShares ETF page, for example iShares MSCI World, ...
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Trading out of mutual fund, into lower-cost ETF - is it worth it? [duplicate]

I've got a large amount of money (for me) in a US large cap index fund, with a 0.25% expense ratio. I've recently gotten back into investing after a long hiatus, and am now putting most of my money ...
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How could i start an ETF or Mutual fund? [closed]

I want to start a mutual fund and an etf. How would i go about doing this? i would want it to be publicly traded on the market. Thanks for any answers!
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While calculating PE ratio of a mutual fund what do I do with negative earnings of a particular stock?

I am reading one of Peter Lynch's book and he recommends some decisions based on the PE of a mutual fund. While trying to calculate the PE of the mutual fund, I came across a member stock with the ...
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What's stopping me “day-trade” mutual funds?

I invest monthly into several funds, such as this one. Last week, I noticed a new fund I'd just invested a small amount into ($100) had grown by 12% in one week (now worth $112). I investigated the ...
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Should we do sip investment through hdfc amc account or hdfc securities

I have recently open my DMAT account on HDFC Securities. I can purchase or shell share from here. Even I can purchase SIP from here but it is regular growth not director growth. Then I read on some ...
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What kind of services do mutual funds offer that their equivalent ETFs don't?

This answer by base64 mentions: Now you may ask why VTI is 0.03% while VTSAX 0.04%. That is because Vanguard of VTSAX provides service, while the service of VTI is provided by your broker. I don't ...
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How can a Mutual Fund that is not an ETF be traded on an exchange?

Have a look at https://www.onvista.de/fonds/DJE-Zins-Dividende-PA-EUR-Fonds-LU0553164731. It is the information page for a regular fund ("mutual fund"), not an ETF. Nevertheless, it has a ...
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How do I do an in-kind transfer of funds from an individual to joint account in Vanguard?

For a few years I had an individual brokerage account in Vanguard where I invested in some mutual funds. Now I decided to open a joint brokerage account with my wife and transfer these funds to this ...
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Finding green investment funds

I'm trying to find green/sustainable funds to add to my (UK) pension and am finding it quite hard to pick out good candidates. I'm interested more in the green credentials than in the performance. ...
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What is the difference between a fund and a strategy, and can you compare the two?

I am looking at some funds, and am confused by two things. What is the difference between a fund and a fund strategy? Am I correct in saying that a fund strategy is an underlying portfolio and the ...
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For a mutual fund, where can I find the AUM?

Given a mutual fund, where can I find its AUM (assets under management)? I am seeing a number on its page called "Total asset value". Is that the AUM? I don't think it is, because the number ...
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Will a massive sell off of the SPY ETF affect stock prices?

What will happen if there is a massive sell off in the SPY ETF? Will this affect the stock prices of its components? For example, will the price of Apple (APPL) shares drop? Or will it only affect the ...
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How can small cap index funds grow in value if the ones that grow are turned over?

Is it a good idea to invest in a small cap index fund / ETF? I don't understand how the fund can possibly grow due to the constraints of its definition. Definition: A small cap is generally a company ...
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Mutual Funds and SIP

Say if I am investing in a Mutual Fund with a planning to continue the SIP for 20 years with 3000 per month and increment it by 10% each year, but after 5 years the Mutual Fund starts to suffer heavy ...
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When a mutual fund's alpha is listed as “29.57” does that mean it outperformed “the market” by almost 30%?

A broker's site shows me a list of mutual funds sorted by alpha with the top being Morgan Stanley at "29.57" but provides no information on how to interpret this number. I know that the y-...
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Understanding performance of an index fund

I am trying to understand how to interpret the performance of an index fund. I have two views of the same TDB911 fund. The view in TD WebBroker (investing interface) shows that at the beginning of a ...
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Trying to understand what happens with a brokerage firm's customers when it goes bankrupt (case of study: Lehman Brothers)

I'm trying to understand how secure it is to own mutual funds/ETFs, not in terms of market volatility etc., but in terms of judicial security (i.e. what happens to your holdings if the firm goes ...
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Have maxed out retirement savings and have some cash on hand. Do I use my brokerage account?

I have a few Fidelity accounts including a 401k, a Roth IRA, and a brokerage account. My brokerage account is empty right now because I sold some Yahoo shares quite some time ago and moved that money ...
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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 | Benchmark" 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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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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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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