The Individual Investor's Guide to The Top Mutual Funds 2010
Although exchange-traded funds have stolen the limelight of late, mutual funds have not lost their relevancy to individual investors.
Mutual funds offer a cost-effective way to construct a diversified portfolio across a wide range of asset types. Mutual funds are liquid investments managed by professionals. Investors can opt to select funds that mirror index funds or actively managed funds that require a manager to make specific investment decisions.
Traditional open-ended mutual funds still have an important place in many investors’ portfolios, and the need for quality information to judge and track these funds is ongoing. Many Web sites now provide current and historical performance data on funds, but it’s rare to find a source where you can easily compare similar funds on various criteria. AAII’s annual “Individual Investor’s Guide to the Top Mutual Funds” does just that in the following pages.
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