Blind Asset Diversification Can Dilute Returns

Imagine you have a billion dollars at your disposal, which you can invest wherever you want. Spreading the risk by asset diversification makes tons of sense to lower the volatility. To do that, you could buy a wide mix of different assets,…

Is Micro Cap Stock Investing Really for You?

Microcap stock investing has been around for years. It became especially popular with the developing of the internet trading and the introduction of lower commission costs by Charles Schwab in the 1990s. Advantages of investing in micro cap stocks There…

Top 5 High Yield Closed End Funds

Here is the list of top 5 performing high yield closed end funds. The search criteria for these funds was as follows: Highest performance for the past 5 years All asset classes Both international and domestic funds No limit on expense…

High Yield Closed End Mutual Funds

While there plenty of open end funds to invest in, as well as various ETFs, you might want to consider investing a high yield closed-end mutual fund for an additional benefits other funds lack. Such funds are referred to as…

Risky Money Market Mutual Funds

For those of you who don’t yet know, money funds are not insured. They must keep their share prices at above $1 per share to preserve principal. The main attraction on Money Market Mutual Funds has always been their safety…

Mutual Fund Investors Leave Billions Behind

Mutual fund investors are afraid. The are afraid that the market can reverse and all their gains in mutual funds will suddenly disapear. With the volatile market action as we have seen in the last decade this is not a…

A new low volatility mutual fund

With the current high levels of volatility in the financial markets, clearly a new instrument is needed to secure your investment – a low volatility mutual fund. The booms and busts of the last decade clearly showed that investing in…

Looking for a best performing mutual fund?

Zacks.com has published a list of best performing mutual funds for the past year. Not surprisingly, the first 5 spots are occupied mostly by mutual funds investing in government bonds and stocks of big corporations. The main goal of those funds…

KKR High Yield Mutual Fund

If you have ever wanted to invest with the Big Boys, there is your chance today. Two of the most prominent names in the private banking industry, Goldman Sachs and KKR, have started offering their investment products to the general…

Precious Metals Fund Performance

Gold and other precious mutual funds have lost some of their shine lately. The precious metals have been falling since the  Gold reached highs of $1900 almost a year ago. Since then things have changed, and the precious metals have been…