Questions tagged [mutual-funds]

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Moving out of US. What are my options for investment accounts?

I am a non-resident alien who is moving out of USA to Canada or India. I have my investment accounts which require me to have a valid USA address. What are my investment options at this point with USA ...
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Diversification vs VTSAX

What advantage do I gain by holding a mix of mutual funds over just VTSAX? One oughtn't put all one's eggs in one basket. One mitigates risk by holding multiple distinct asset classes in multiple ...
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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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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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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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Fixed deposits in 10 banks vs Mutual Funds

This question is to be answered in terms of security of the money as well as how profitable the investment is. Let's say a person is in India under 30% tax slab. In India, FDs are more secure than ...
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Did Yahoo stop adjusting historical mutual fund prices for dividends?

When or why did Yahoo Finance stop adjusting historical mutual fund prices for dividends and capital gains? For example, FBALX and FSUTX both declared dividends on 4/6/2018, and FSUTX declared a ...
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What is asset price of a fund?

https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/FMAGX?p=FMAGX Here the asset price highlighted is 110.36. Is this price an average of the individual asset prices the fund is comprised of ? If not an average how is ...
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Mutual Fund NAV in 401k

Why is the NAV price of my the Mutual Fund in my 401k account approximately TWICE the price vs. checking the NAV of the Mutual Fund online ?
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Automatic Investment Plan - Non U.S resident

I am looking for any options to invest small amounts each month/quarter without commissions eating me up. As a U.S. resident and investing in a Mutual Fund, this is no problem. AIP programs Non U.S. ...
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How to read Mutual Funds's Exp ratio and its Yrs Average Annual Returns

I have read the following comments on this forum: Over long horizons, you absolutely want to minimise the expense ratio – a seemingly puny 2% fee p.a. can cost you a third of your savings over 35 ...
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how to evaluate Mutual Fund with overall return including Exp Ratio?

I am trying to learn how to choose mutual funds for long-term investment. My goal is to max the return. Fund A is simple. Exp Ratio is lower. Fund B has more restrictions. The Average Annual Returns ...
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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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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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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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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 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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strategy to move funds between international accounts

I need to transfer funds from my German funds portfolio to an international broker. Most of my assets are in the profitable zone now. Only two are negative currently. I wondered which strategy might ...
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Calculating the basis for shares of international stock mutual fund

I'm calculating the basis in connection with redeeming shares of an international stock mutual fund. The fund has paid dividends quarterly, which I reinvested. I'm reviewing the Federal 1099-DIV ...
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Types of Investment Funds : Mutual Funds, ETF, SICAV, FCP, UCITS

I know this could be a very basic topic but I would just want to understand the different types of funds. From my understanding the ones listed in the title : mutual funds, FCP, ETF, SICAV, etc.. are ...
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Will I have to pay a load on my fund now?

I had purchased the no load PCKDX fund. I now find out that it has converted into the PCKAX loaded fund. Will I now have to pay that load for future investments?
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Retiring on a specific Corpus Invested in Specific Instruments

Let us say mu monthly expenditure is 100 and I have a corpus to last for 15 years, that is 100X12X15=18,000, in effect requiring a return of 6.66% on the corpus for yearly survival (not including ...
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Is Alpha Of An Index Fund Calculated Using Jensen's Measure?

Alpha is a commonly used metric to assess the returns of mutual funds (or other assets) over the expected return given the beta (volatility). I have a specific doubt regarding alpha values computed ...
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I'd like to invest in a fund available only to "qualified purchasers". How do I do it?

Ideally, one would already have "qualified purchaser" status in the US but if you don't already have it, what are your options? The situation is difficult because I'd like to invest 1% of the minimum ...
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Sold mutual funds, Fidelity told my bank I was selling too quickly

I had a fund with Fidelity (targeted, retirement) for many years. Lately, I sold all of it and bought a Vanguard fund. Shortly after my bank sent me a letter saying that Fidelity contacted them and ...
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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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Is there a way to find out what investment funds have a given stock?

Funds usually list their top stock holdings. Is there a way to do a reverse search so I could find out what mutual funds or ETFs have GOOG, for example, among their top holdings?
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What are the factors on should consider before investing in Mutual funds or subscribe a SIP

I'm in early stage and trying to build my finance. I'm checking various Mutual funds and some of them have very good returns ~18%. But I want to consider other factors like expense ratio and other. ...
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India - Can a broker see the direct mutual funds I have?

This question is from the context of India. I have multiple regular mutual funds bought through a financial broker. I'd like to buy a few direct mutual funds now to maximise returns. Can the broker ...
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How to calculate Annualized tracking error of an Index fund given daily historical data?

Let's say I have Fund A (A) and Benchmark (B) and the daily closing value of both, stretching back 5 years. To find the Annualized Tracking Error (ATE), would this method be correct: Compute ...
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Is this the right way to calculate capital gains when cashing out a mutual fund?

I cashed out a taxable mutual fund in January. It is a long held fund. I got an activity history of all the transactions so that I can figure out an estimated tax to send in to the IRS as currently, I'...
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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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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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Confusion on CRISIL Rating

Which is better CRISIL 5 or CRISIL 1. Problem arises when PAYTM MONEY shows under top rated funds with CRISIL 5...but CRISIL rates funds 1 to 5, 1 being the best performer. I am confused?
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What does unit value represent in a mutual fund?

I've been utilizing an app that allows me to manually track all of my portfolios and see how investments are performing individually, per portfolio, and/or as an entire financial asset. I've pulled in ...
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Mutual fund classes and NAV

The explanations of NAV I see are that it is the value of the fund, less liabilities, divided by the number of shares. The fund's expenses come out of the fund's net assets. Most funds have ...
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Why is the 1-year return of Mirae Asset India Equity Fund - Direct - Growth is being calculated as 10.6%?

According to Groww, 1-year return of Mirae Asset India Equity Fund - Direct - Growth is being calculated as 10.6% according to the data pulled on 15-Mar-2019. However, I am not being able to verify ...
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Is it really a good idea to allocate part of a portfolio to international stock funds?

I've heard this advice and held an international fund and a developing markets fund (vtiax, veiex) through most of last year. These investments were down most of the time that I owned them, and are ...
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Does investing global mutual funds with 15.4% foreign income tax worth it?

I'm living in Korea and already investing in global mutual funds with foreign income tax reduction benefits. But there is no investment with such benefit anymore. So I'm considering normal global ...
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Are there are widely accepted criteria on when a fund is under-performing enough to exit it?

I'm told that once I invest in a fund, I should periodically (like annually) monitor the performance of the fund and exit it if it's consistently under-performing its index or the median fund in its ...
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Yearly commission on mutual Funds in India

I had purchased HDFC prudence fund (Balanced Fund - 65% equity) via a broker (my bank) on 29th June 2016. I would like to know when would the next yearly commission to be paid to the mutual fund agent ...