Build a solid foundation to start your mutual-fund investing off right.
Mutual funds are ready-made portfolios that offer professional management, diversification, and other convenient features.
The net asset value is the value of a mutual fund share. Learn how it is determined and how the market can affect it.
Mutual fund investors earn money in several ways -- interest, dividends, capital gains -- which we detail here.
After reading this tutorial, you will recognize what is and is not taxable and what IRS forms you will need to fill out.
Before you take up the challenges of buying mutual funds, decide whether you want help choosing funds or whether you'd do it yourself.
Once you've got money to invest, you will want to decide whether to invest it all in one sum or in little bits, and on what schedule.
Is it worthwhile to pay the expenses charged by mutual funds? In many cases, it is. Let's look at several of them.
Identify the most relevant information in prospectuses, including management, objectives, expenses, and shareholder services.
A mutual fund's shareholder report is part biography, part blueprint, and part ledger book; there is something in it for everyone.