Mutual Funds Overview

Mutual funds are professionally managed pools of money. The term is commonly applied to regulated open-end funds sold to the general public. In the United States, mutual funds are regulated by the Investment Company Act of 1940. Mutual funds may be open-end funds, closed-end funds or unit investment trusts. The price of a mutual fund is set at the end of each trading day, based on the underlying securities of the fund (as opposed to ETFs, which trade throughout the day). Mutual fund expenses include commissions, redemption fees and operational fees.

Daily Hot Reads

Monday Hot Reads: ETF Tactics To Shield Volatility-Spikes

Also, what the top-performing ETFs have in common.

ETF.com Analysis

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ETFs and Netflix have one thing in common: They both disrupted entrenched industries and became hated by the old guard.

Daily Hot Reads

Monday Hot Reads: Mutual Fund Launches Outpace ETFs

Also, bitcoin soars to record despite division.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Portfolio Pumping Continues

The SEC has cracked down, but this still happens with actively managed funds.

Daily Hot Reads

Thursday Hot Reads: Young Americans Buying Up ETFs

Also, new ‘FANG’ tech ETF arrives.

Features and News

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Investment bank upgraded its expectation for 2017 equity ETF inflows, but expects market to decline later this year.

Features and News

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We look behind that massive growth rate, and at what to expect going forward.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Complexity In Funds Will Cost You

The use of leverage, options and short sales can be a drag on returns.

Daily Hot Reads

Wednesday Hot Reads: Religious ETFs Coming To Bond Market

Also, commodity ETFs engaged in quiet fee war.