The Individual Investor's Guide to The Top Mutual Funds 2011
Mutual funds continue to offer investors exposure to a variety of asset classes, investment styles and securities.
Whether it is domestic stocks or foreign bonds, mutual funds control more assets under management (AUM) than exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
Mutual funds also continue to offer another advantage over ETFs: low-cost access to professional money managers. Though the number of actively managed ETFs is projected to grow, mutual funds remain the predominant choice for individual investors who want a professional manager handpicking the securities in a fund. (The overwhelming majority of ETFs track an index.)
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