Should I Purchase Mutual Funds?

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This is a great question. In order to answer it, you must understand what mutual funds are and the pros and cons to owning them.

 

Pros:

 

* If you are not a savvy investor and don't have time or resources

  to give learning the ins and outs of mutual funds, then this may be

  the way for you to invest.

 

* Mutual fund managers and analysts wake up each day to do what

  they know best, investing in equities (stocks and bonds). Keep in

  mind that the mutual fund managers earn their (big bucks) income

  from the performance of the fund.

 

* A mutual fund comes in a variety of types and styles of investing.

   For example, there are stock funds, bond funds, sector funds,

money market funds, moral issue funds, target dated funds,

balance funds and asset allocation funds.

 

* Mutual funds can be in a IRA.

 

* Should I purchase mutual funds 

 in my retirement? You can get started with a low investment, such as only $1,000. You can systematically invest and have gains automatically reinvested.

 

* Mutual funds are liquid in that, it only takes 1-3 days to receive

  your money.

 

* Mutual funds pool monies from many individual investors which

  is an advantage in resources for the fund managers for purchasing

  power.

 

Cons:

 

*

 Mutual fund managers buy and sell what's in the funds. If the

  fund (hopefully) makes money, you may receive capital gains

  distribution which can be reinvested. You will be taxed on this.

 

* Past performance is not indicative of future performance.

 

* Mutual funds do have sales charges, fees and expenses

 

* Mutual funds are not guaranteed or insured by FDIC.

 

* Mutual funds are sold at end of day (usually 4 p.m.) regardless

  of the time of day you place the sell order.

 

There is a lot of information to know about. There are A,B and C shares.

There are load and no load funds. There are break points.

 

As always, asking, should I purchase rel="nofollow" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackPageview', '/outgoing/article_exit_link']);" href="http://ezinemark.com/goto.php?url=http://retirementusa.com/financial/investments/bonds">  mutual funds, you should consult a Financial Advisor who is qualified. Be sure to see and ask for their credentials.

 

 

 

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Ric Dalberri is a graduate of Columbia State University & has been involved in his own business (sold) employing over 100 people. As

well as being a top producer as a Financial Specialist for over a decade with one of the largest financial institutions in the U.S., Ric has many years experience in sales and  management. Ric was also a mentor in

the financial arena as well as a volunteer teacher for Junior Achievement.

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This article was published on 2010/09/10