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Mutual funds are registered investment companies that pool investors capital for the purpose of investing in securities. Mutual funds are managed by professional money managers. They are a primary funding vehicle for the corporate contributory retirement system in the United States. In 2014, a total of 7,923 U.S. mutual funds held over 16 trillion dollars of assets, owned by forty-three percent of American households and an estimated 90.4 million individuals
Mutual funds offer investors the advantage of diversification, professional management, liquidity, and convenience. These advantages are offset by such factors as costs, fund turnover, and the consequences of organizational structure. (more...)
This week in financial history
- 1890 - The Brazilian Stock Exchange, the Bolsa de Valores de São Paulo (São Paulo Stock Exchange), was founded on August 23, 1890 by Emilio Rangel Pestana. Source: FMI3560-01 Brazilian Stock Exchange
- 1857 - The failure of the New York branch of the Ohio Life Insurance and Trust Company precipitated the Panic of 1857 Source:Panic of 1857
- 1927 - Harry M. Markowitz, a 1990 winner of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel and one of the creators of Modern Portfolio Theory, was born in Chicago, Illinois. Source:Harry M. Markowitz - Facts
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