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The 12 Worst Mutual Funds Money Can Buy

Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 9:10 AM
This week, the folks at set themselves an even tougher task: to examine 13,000 of the nation's largest mutual funds -- 65 percent of which underperform the S&P 500 index of America's largest stocks -- and cull from this mass the truly abysmal, versus the merely awful.

What NerdWallet came up with is its list of the "Dirty Dozen" -- the 12 worst mutual funds in America.

The 12 Worst Mutual Funds Money Can Buy - DailyFinance
ShorebreakShorebreak2,700 posts since
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1. Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 1:35 PM
Good information.

"The simple answer is to buy yourself a nice, boring index mutual fund such as the ones rated five stars on NerdWallet's proprietary search engine for the "Best Index Funds." These tend to charge low fees, and generally speaking, anything with "Vanguard" in its name is probably going to be a good bet for you, and likely to stick pretty closely to the returns of the index it's tracking since this fund family is known for its low expenses."

Besides index mutual funds as core, one may explore actively-managed funds with a long track record.  One has to experiment the selected actively-managed fund to ensure it will fit one's investment goal, style, and risk tolerance.
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