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Closed-End Fund Definition
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Abnormal Returns Differ, Positively or Negatively, from Expected Returns
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What's That Commingled Fund Doing in My 401(k) Plan?
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When Should You Buy Mutual Fund Class C Shares?
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The Openings Offered by an Open Ended Investment Company – OEIC
What Is Mutual Fund NAV?
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Our Best Tips for Determining Taxes on Mutual Funds
What are the Differences Between Closed-End and Open-End Investments?
Are Mutual Fund Performance Numbers Reported Net of Fees?
What Are Mutual Fund Level Load Fees?
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Contingent Deferred Sales Charge (CDSC)
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Asset Management Company (AMC)
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What Are the Oldest Mutual Funds?
Do mutual funds pay dividends or interest?
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Understanding Capital Gains Distributions
Trading Mutual Funds for Beginners
Ultra-Short Bond Fund Creates Profit From Short-Term Investments
Undertakings Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS)
Undertakings Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS)
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Open-End Fund
How Mutual Fund Income Distribution Can Benefit You
What is a long-short mutual fund?
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The ABCs of Mutual Fund Classes
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Mutual Funds vs. Hedge Funds: What’s the Difference?
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8 Fund Types to Use in a Recession
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Spiders (SPDR)
Unit Investment Trust (UIT)
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How Franking Credits Help Reduce Taxes for Dividend Investors
How Floating Rate Funds Can Offer Yields in a Rising Rate Market
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Mutual Funds: How They Pay Dividends
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New Fund Offer (NFO)
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Can You Buy Vanguard Funds Through Another Broker?
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Who Was John Bogle?
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Life Income Fund (LIF)
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How Vanguard Index Funds Work
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Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund vs. Vanguard 500 Index Fund: What’s the Difference?
5 Ways to Measure Mutual Fund Risk
How to Buy Mutual Funds Online
What Is the Minimum Amount of Money That I Can Invest In a Mutual Fund?
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Investment Fund
What Is a Target-Date Fund?
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What Is a Multi-Asset Class?
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What is the difference between a blend fund and a balanced fund?
The Difference Between a Management Fee and Management Expense Ratio
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Turnover Ratio
When to Sell a Mutual Fund
Non-Registered Account (Canada)
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How Mutual Fund Companies Make Money
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Monthly Income Plan (MIP)
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Vanguard Mutual Funds vs. Vanguard ETFs: What’s the Difference?
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Survivorship Bias Definition
Feeder fund
Feeder Fund Definition
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What Is Annual Turnover and Why Is It Important?
Distribution: Know What You Have Coming to You
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Calculating Mutual Fund Rate
How Capital Gains from Mutual Funds Are Taxed in the U.S.
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How to Determine Mutual Fund Pricing
How is a systematic investment plan (SIP) different from a mutual fund?
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Why It's Important to Know When Mutual Funds Update Their Prices

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