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The military calls them 'fire and forget' weapons - missiles that once launched need no further outside help to find their way to the target. And many investors are happy to take a similar approach to funds they can select, invest in, then tuck away in the bottom drawer, returning five or ten years later, confident that they will have produced a good profit. Financial Mail asked a panel of five independent advisers to recommend two 'invest and forget' funds, one suited to those who have a lump sum to put in and one for those who want to save a little each month. LUMP SUM INVESTORS Anyone investing a lump ...
Private equity funds and hedge funds are private investment vehicles used to pool investment capital, usually for a small group of large institutional or wealthy individual investors. They are subject to favorable regulatory treatment in most jurisdictions from which they are managed, which allows them to engage in financial activities that are off-limits for more regulated companies. Both types of fund also take advantage of generally applicable rules in their jurisdictions to minimize the tax burden on their investors, as well as on the fund managers. As media coverage increases regarding the growing influence of hedge funds ...
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
Mutual Funds Make For Good Investments | How to Invest Today
With the growing market and investment options available in the market, consumers nowadays have many options to choose from. Currently mutual funds are known to have some great returns but this can differ from person to person. They are collective investment scheme that pools money from investors at large and offer to sell and buy back its shares on a continuous basis and use the capital collected to invest in securities of different other companies. Nowadays, investment has become a popular option because it involves less risk. People are often afraid to invest in stock markets because it’s unpredictable. Everyone today ... market research, surveys and trends
Good Time To Hedge Against Higher Gasoline Prices? » My Money Blog
the national average was $3.70/gal and headed towards $4/gal. Now it’s around $2.15. Remember when we were all afraid of $5 gas? Which got me thinking, perhaps now is a good time to reconsider hedging gas prices? Example scenario: If you drive 12,000 miles per year and your car gets 25 MPG, that means an annual fuel bill of $1,920 with $4 gas. But with $2 gas, your annual bill is now only $960 . Makes sense, a doubling of price from $2 to $4 again will lead to a doubling of cost – nearly $1,000 per year. Now let’s say you buy $1,000 of one of the two major oil ETFs tracking crude oil prices, USO or OIL market research, surveys and trends

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INVESTING IN FUNDS

Trends in the Fees and Expenses of Mutual Funds, 2009 ...
fund investors on average paid 99 basis points (0.99 percent) in fees and ... Since 2005, the average expense ratio for investing in funds of funds has fallen 10 basis points. ..... funds rose $200 billion in 2009, as investors sought ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
NYU Lost $24 Million With Madoff; Sues Merkin, Funds (Update4 ...
Dec. 24 (Bloomberg) -- New York University, the largest private university in the U.S. by number of students, lost $24 million in investments managed by Bernard Madoff , the institution said in a lawsuit filed against J. Ezra Merkin , Gabriel Capital LP fund and Ariel Fund Ltd. Merkin’s hedge funds invested NYU’s money with Madoff without telling investors or proper due diligence, the school alleged in a complaint filed yesterday in New York state court in Manhattan. NYU had $94 million invested in Ariel, which operated as a limited partnership with Merkin and Fortis Bank, according to the lawsuit. Fortis is also named as a ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Direxion Shares Launches Four New Leveraged ETFs
/PRNewswire/ -- Direxion, a pioneer in providing alternative investment strategies to sophisticated investors, is pleased to announce the launch of four new Direxion Shares Daily 2x ETFs to its existing lineup of multi-directional, leveraged funds. This brings the total number of leveraged ETFs offered by Direxion to thirty-eight. The new ETFs are leveraged Bull and Bear funds that seek 200% of the daily performance, or 200% of the inverse of the daily performance (before fees and expenses), of the ISE-REVERE Natural Gas Index and the Russell 1000 RGS Retail Index. These new funds, and all Direxion Shares ETFs, are intended for ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Beat the inflation, invest wisely
I am getting my take home salary is around 1 lac. saving around 10k per month as Insurance and ULIPS also PF goes to 16k. can you please suggest me to manage my finance. I am planning to invest 50k per month. Sailesh answers,  at 2010-07-15 12:59:54 Hi, first identify your investment goals –what will you finally do with the money you make. Have a clear idea of your investment goal, the time period within which you wish to achieve your goal and the risk you are willing to take. Accordingly decide your asset allocation (i.e. the mix of equity, debt and gold) based on your risk profile. In other words, your investments should be ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

INFORMATION RESOURCES

A guide to investing in hedge funds
Costs of investing in funds of hedge funds. In addition to the expenses incurred by the underlying hedge funds, investors in funds of hedge funds also pay ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Invest Wisely: Mutual Funds
Over the past decade, American investors increasingly have turned to mutual funds to save for retirement and other financial goals. Mutual funds can offer the advantages of diversification and professional management. But, as with other investment choices, investing in mutual funds involves risk. And fees and taxes will diminish a fund's returns. It pays to understand both the upsides and the downsides of mutual fund investing and how to choose products that match your goals and tolerance for risk. This brochure explains the basics of mutual fund investing — how mutual funds work, what factors to consider before ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Investing | Mutual Funds
A good way to achieve automatic diversification of your long-term equity and fixed-income investments is to invest in a mutual fund. If you still have funds available for long-term goals after contributing to your TSP, then you may want to consider these investment products. A mutual fund is a type of investment that pools the money of many individuals and acquires a portfolio of securities that is owned proportionally by each investor. Open-end mutual funds are purchased directly from a fund company (for example: Fidelity, T Rowe Price, and Vanguard). The Web sites for these and other fund companies provide extensive ...
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INVESTING IN FUNDS
  1. profile image The_BLN RT @MarkLittlewood: Writing chapter of guide to #investing in #UK. Anyone care to recommend active (i.e. deals this year) early #VC funds?
  2. profile image MarkLittlewood Writing chapter of guide to #investing in #UK. Anyone care to recommend active (i.e. deals this year) early #VC funds?
  3. profile image richard_bishop @TonySanchez1 Can I launch a SIPP investing in certain funds? Could not 50 IFA's get together a launch a few products?
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Should i move all my money in my 401K into money markets until the ...
I am usually an agressive investor but lately i have gotten advice to move all my 401k money into money markets until the market gets better. any advice? "Money is like manure. If you don't spread it, it smells" ... Depends on the actual fund(s) you are invested in at the moment. Investing in funds in the Money Market is perfect for investing large amounts of money, provided you are invested in 'fixed / protected / guaranteed' funds until the market gets better. Ask for your past performance figures for your current funds. If its been bleak for some time, consider moving your money into a ...
Roth IRA, What are the best companies and opinions? | LinkedIn ...
I have been working since I was young, so my parents set up a joint Roth IRA for me with a “company”. They used my money but since I was so young my father's name is on the account as well. I would like to switch it to just my name. On a separate note, the company in my opinion is just OK. I can only view my account on paper statements and I think I would rather have my Roth IRA with someone else. Per your knowledge, what are the best companies to have a Roth IRA with? Also, what kind of problems/ fees/ rules can I expect if I do want to switch? Thank you Leo Betz posted 8 months ago in Personal Investing | ...