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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
- 1995 - US Treasury auctions: The required number of decimals for competitive bids in note and bond auctions was changed from two to three, e.g. 7.123%. The purpose was to increase participation in Treasury auctions and conform the auctions to market practice for when-issued trading. Source: Timeline of U.S. Treasury Auctions
- 1739 - The first exchange session of the Börse Berlin (Berlin Stock Exchange) takes place. Source: History - Börse Berlin
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