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Average Mutual Fund Returns-Expectations vs. Reality

 Investors have more options than ever before, both active and passive. Passive, or buy and hold investing, is the mainstream approach; but has it allowed investors to achieve their investment goals as compared to the reality of the markets? As 2011 comes to close, it’s time to look back at average mutual fund returns. TheContinue Reading

Less Risk,More Return selected as Best Trading book of 2011

Posted from Tradingmarkets.com site: Just in time for your last minute holiday shopping, our inaugural TradingMarkets Best Trading Books of 2011 is here with a few profit/loss-oriented page-turners for the trader or active investor in your life. We’ve divided the best into two categories – “Must Reads” and “Should Reads” with a Winner and an Honorable Mention selectionContinue Reading

The right way to invest in index funds

Index funds have been gaining popularity over the past twenty years because of low taxes and good performance relative to higher fee funds. However, for tax-deferred retirement plans or IRAs, the only advantage is low cost. If you take away the low cost advantage, index funds no longer have any special benefits compared with traditionalContinue Reading