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This is a nice summary of the flaws in many mutual funds published on Market Watch. Too many mutual funds are simply index fundsimages disguised as something else. And most of the rest are simply attempts to market a product that isn’t designed to actually add value (but sounds fancy enough to accumulate assets). If you missed John Bogle’s discussion on the flaws in the mutual fund industry you should watch it here.

The 10 things via Market Watch:

1. “Cheap funds often outperform pricey ones.”

2. “We can’t beat the market.”

3. “When skill fails, we just double (or quintuple) our odds.”

4. “People aren’t buying our product…” Continue reading

This is a nice summary of the flaws in many mutual funds published on Market Watch. Too many mutual funds are simplyimages index funds disguised as something else. And most of the rest are simply attempts to market a product that isn’t designed to actually add value (but sounds fancy enough to accumulate assets). If you missed John Bogle’s discussion on the flaws in the mutual fund industry you should watch it here.

The 10 things via MarketWatch:

1. “Cheap funds often outperform pricey ones.”
2. “We can’t beat the market.”
3. “When skill fails, we just double (or quintuple) our odds.”
4. “People aren’t buying our product…” Continue reading

More on Trading

Risk

Trading has changed over the years with  new technology , risk assements and regulatory developments . Its been that I am running through various series of investments and trading . Here is another one from Todd Harrison of Minyanville who is a very savvy investor and knowledgeable guy – His 10 commandments

  1. Respect the price action, but never defer to it.  Our eyes are valuable tools when trading, but if we deferred to the flickering ticks, stocks would be “better” up and “worse” down, and that’s a losing proposition. Continue reading

Investing Laws

Recalling the  Mutual fund  disclaims Mutual Funds are subject to market risk. Please read the offer doc­u­ment carefully before investing”. Every direct investment in the market through financial instruments equities/commodities/derivatives  is subject to market risk . Investors develop their own strategies with some success gaining in to profits  and some failures lead to losses.

Recently Dan Bunting passed a man who managed money on behalf of private individuals and institutions for 40 years – He developed his own laws worth reading and sharing !!

  1. Sell stocks of companies that announce huge acquisitions, Continue reading
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