Chapter 6. Why Should I Be Concerned About My Mutual Funds?

We have seen that mutual funds offer several potential advantages as an investment alternative, and that investors have endorsed the concept heartily, particularly in the last few years. They have voted with their checkbooks, clearly saying they want to hold mutual funds as a way to build financial wealth. The number of mutual funds available expanded dramatically in the 1990s, so one would assume there must be a demand for them. Therefore, is it really necessary for you to be concerned about your mutual funds?

First of all, of course there are problems and issues that investors need to be aware of. Articles critical of mutual fund performance and practices are appearing more regularly. ...

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