Monthly Archives: March 2010

Active Or Passive Muni Bond ETFs?

Tom Lydon at ETF Trends posted an interesting question in “Muni Bond ETF Debate: Active or Passive?”Should an exchange traded fund (ETF) be created to beat the benchmark index or outperform it? Municipal bond ETF providers are butting heads over … Continue reading

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Mutual Fund Fee Makeover

The NYT featured an article titled “Mutual Fund 12-b1 fees Could Get a Makeover.” Here are some highlights: Many investors might skip over the line on their mutual fund disclosure statements that says, ”12b-1 fee.” They might want to start … Continue reading

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One Reader’s 401k Issues

Reader Scott experienced some changes to his 401k set up and is considering a couple of choices. Here’s what he had to say: My question concerns my 401k account through work. We have been fully invested with Vanguard funds; however, … Continue reading

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Hedge Funds Anyone?

“Hedge Funds for the masses” features an update on how Long-Short (L/S) mutual funds have performed during the past couple of years. Are they really an alternative for the average investor? Here are some thoughts on this topic: Hedge funds … Continue reading

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Domestic Or International Investing: Where Are The Opportunities?

Jim Jubak took the view in “For now, the money’s made in the USA” that over the next few months the U.S markets should lead the globe. Here is some of his reasoning: I can think of a dozen reasons … Continue reading

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Investors Aren’t Buying It

MarketWatch featured a story titled “Easy does it,” supporting the view that many U.S. mutual fund investors have not participated in this market rally: Bull market be damned: U.S. mutual fund investors continue to sidestep this stock market. According to … Continue reading

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