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Is there any risk involved in putting money in money market account?

I know money market account is not isured by FDIC. I will have about 300K to invest but since the stock market is really volatile right now, I like to start investing slowly. I am planning to put some money in money market account at Vanguard. Their money market account have a slightly higher return. I also want to buy some mutual funds that Vanguard offers in the future.
But I am just a little concerned about putting all the money in just one account. Any thought? What kind of risk shoud I think about? Should I go with CD or Bond?


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3 comments - What do you think?  Posted by admin - April 15, 2010 at 7:30 pm

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what's the difference between an index fund and and equity fund?

I have a little money that I’d like to invest. The stock market is an option I am looking into. I’m a neophyte at this thing and trying to learn the ropes.
I read that index fund is a more secure investment and am seriously considering it. Then during the course of my reading I came across an equity fund.
I would just like to know the difference between these two types of fund.
Where should i put my money on, an index or equity fund?
any information that can shed light on this matter would be of great help. Thanks a lot.


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4 comments - What do you think?  Posted by admin - April 14, 2010 at 2:43 pm

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