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).
In this article
- How to Use This Guide
- Which Funds Were Included
- A Key to Terms and Statistics
- Performance Tables
- More on Mutual Funds
- Category & Style Definitions
- Mutual Fund Contact Information
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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.)
Though ETFs do typically offer lower expenses, individual investors should consider both mutual funds and ETFs as worthy options. More importantly, investors should choose the fund that best suits their specific needs, regardless of what type of fund it is. This is why mutual funds are still both relevant and worthy of prudent analysis.
This 30th edition of the Guide to the Top Mutual Funds will help you analyze mutual funds and find potentially attractive investment candidates. More than 700 no-load and low-load mutual funds are covered on the following pages. (Information on nearly 1,500 mutual funds is available in the online version of this article.) Each mutual fund is classified into a useful category of similar funds to make comparisons of alternatives more efficient and effective.
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