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What's the difference between how a brokerage transaction works with traditional mutual funds vs an ETF?

An ETF trades like a stock, so you pay the standard trade fee to buy and sell. A mutual fund has its own policies and costs, some brokerage companies allow you to buy and sell for free, some have fees associated. If you are going to buy mutual funds, I would do it through the mutual fund company and bypass the broker.


Would a city buy government securities through mutual funds in a managed account from a person w/ a series 65?

No.

In the first place, government bond funds--actually, any type bond mutual funds--are lousy investments with great risk of principal since the mutual fund is perpetual. Your money doesn't "mature", and when bond prices decline it is the government bonds that take the biggest hit because they have less credit risk. Market risk is HUGE.

They will laugh you out of the room two seconds after they realize what you're proposing.


Tax implication if an NRI invests in shares of non listed company?

While many Non-Resident Individuals (NRIs) are located out of India, they might be well aware about the long term growth story of India and the growth prospects of Indian equity markets. Even though they might be willing to benefit by investing a portion of their portfolio in Indian equities, it is highly unpractical for them to be an active investor in Indian equities. One of the hurdles they often face is the time difference, due ...


Short term investments?

Okay so I entered a Stock Market simulator competition for this club I'm in at school and I really want to do well. I have until december 16, 2011 to beat the S&P 500 index by as much as we can. To do so, I was given $100,000 (fake money of course) to trade in real time. So far I've bought stock in copper and gold, a turkey company, an entertainment company, as well as ...
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I plan to invest in mutual funds .....suggest some good fund with high returns and also the time duration.?

i have heard about ELSS schemes with high risk ...tell me the time duration i can do SIP in those ......i heard they are also not doing so well off late ......i am a new investor


How "safe" is ProShares Ultra Silver (AGQ)?

I'm looking to get into the silver market, and was looking at ProShares Ultra Silver (AGQ). It gives 2x the return of silver. I know it's not recommended to buy & hold this because of decay, but I'm fine with that, and the decay is really nominal. If I can get a 70% return from AGQ instead of a 40% return from SLV, it's still worth it for me. Worst case scenario and hypothetically, if ...
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I invested in MAX NEW YORK LIFE SHIKSA PLUS II IS IT GOOD FOR FUTURE FOR MY CHILD?

I really have no idea about MAX NEW YORK LIFE SHIKSA PLUS II .
But i feel selecting ulip policy for child future is not good decision as better is start investing in sip in mutual funds as ulip costs are very high compare to mutual funds
Like example in first four years, they deduct 20-30% from your investment amount and only 60-70% is actually invested, where is in mutual funds 1-2% got dedcuted, and ...


Good finance books (Mutual fund)?

I'm a Junior in High school, and I have been interested in finance. Stocks caught my attention first; I have read 4 or 5 books by Peter Lynch, William O'Neil, and Philip Fisher. However, I feel like reading more books regarding stocks is redundant. My goal in life is to find myself working within a mutual fund, or maybe potentially creating one. I know there are many types of mutual funds (not only stock investments) ...
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People who invest in Gold,do they buy jewellery,coins or actual bars ?

With savings earning low rates and worries that the governments may help themselves at some time,is investing in gold a good idea,or is the price over inflated at the moment.


How should I start stock trading?

I am 20, and really would like to get into stock trading just I really don't know what is a good way for me to start. I made/funded my tdameritrade account, just I don't know where to go from here.

thanks in advance!
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