Investing Directly in Stocks vs Mutual Funds

Comparison: Direct Investment in Stocks vs Mutual Funds – Pros and Cons

If I want to invest in stocks, should I invest directly in individual stocks, or use equity mutual funds instead? And what factors should I consider when making my choice? The biggest factor to consider is diversification. If you invest directly in stocks, you would invest in 5, 10, maybe 20 individual stocks at most. …

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Investing Directly in Stocks vs Mutual Funds
Index Funds vs Mutual Funds

Comparison: Index Funds vs Mutual Funds

Howdy Wall St. Willy! Sometime ago you talked to me about Index Funds and Mutual Funds, but what are some of the differences between them? Index funds are Passively Managed Funds. But when we say mutual funds, we usually refer to Actively Managed Funds. The main difference is the way they make their investments. Index …

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Index Funds vs Mutual Funds
Actively Managed Funds vs Passively Managed Funds

Comparison: Actively Managed Funds vs Passively Managed Funds

Howdy Wall St. Willy! Sometime ago we talked about Actively Managed Funds and Passively Managed Funds. But can you tell me some of the differences between them? The main difference between actively managed funds and passively managed funds is their investment philosophy. Which means that the actively managed funds believe that getting returns better than …

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Actively Managed Funds vs Passively Managed Funds
Passively Managed Funds

What is a Passively Managed Fund?

Howdy Wall St. Willy! Sometime ago we talked about Actively Managed Fund, but what is Passively Managed Fund? Passively Managed Funds are funds in which the investment is made to mirror an index. That means that the securities in the passively managed fund are the same as in the index. The investment is also not …

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Passively Managed Funds
Portfolio Rebalancing

What is Portfolio Rebalancing?

Howdy Wall St. Willy! Sometime ago, we talked about asset classes, and when we talked about that, you said something about portfolio rebalancing. But what is portfolio rebalancing anyway? Portfolio rebalancing (or portfolio re-balancing) is buying and selling securities from different asset classes to maintain the asset allocation that’s right for you. Well, when should …

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Portfolio Rebalancing
Actively Managed Funds

What are Actively Managed Funds or Actively Managed Mutual Fund / MF?

Howdy Wall St. Willy! In an ad on TV, I heard about an Actively Managed Fund. But what is an actively managed fund anyway? Actively managed funds are Mutual Funds in which the investment is made by a fund manager based on their judgement after looking closely at the investment options and performing a detailed …

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Actively Managed Funds
Asset Classes

What are Asset Classes?

Howdy Wall St. Willy! Some time ago, on TV, I heard about an asset class. But what is an asset class anyway? An asset class is a group of assets in which you can invest your money. Everything within a specific asset class also shows similar traits. What do you mean by similar traits? And …

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Asset Classes

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