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Buying Vanguard mutual fund through Vanguard or a Broker?

I was planning on purchasing shares in Vanguard’s 2055 retirement mutual fund. However there is a 00 minimum initial deposit to start a fund.

Does this minimum still apply if I bought shares in the fund through a low-cost broker such as Tradeking that let me purchase individual funds and stocks? Or would this fund not be available through them?

If it is, would it make sense to buy it through them and avoid the fees associated with Vanguard?
Tradeking is .95 per trade. I don’t believe there are any other fees with them.

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What are the Advantages of Mutual Funds?

Why Should I Invest In Mutual Funds Instead Of Stocks?

Investing in the stock market can be both very lucrative and risky. If you know what you’re doing, or you are very lucky, you can make a lot of money.

The historical average return is about 13% which is higher than a lot of other available investments such as bonds. Then there are mutual funds. A mutual fund is basically a collection of stocks and/or bonds. If a mutual fund is made up of stocks, why not just buy stocks?

why does mutual funds not outperform the marketFirst of all, not all mutual funds are made up entirely of stocks. Some funds include bonds, real estate, currency, commodities, and other investments. That alone is one great reason to invest in mutual funds instead of stocks; you get instant diversification. If you want to invest $1,000, there are only so many different companies’ stock you can buy. With mutual funds, your money is pooled with other people’s money so that you are able to get a small bit of hundreds of investments that will greatly reduce the risk of your investments.

That brings us to our next point, affordability. The average person probably can’t afford the $20,000 up front investment needed to have a well diversified portfolio. With a mutual fund, you don’t have to worry about diversification because it’s already done by the fund manager for you. Also, investing in stocks can have a lot of costly fees. If you opt for no-load mutual funds, you don’t have to pay any fees. You don’t have to worry about trading fees that can be very steep when buying and selling stocks.

Finally, mutual fund that benefit are easy investments. If you want to invest in stocks you have to research stocks by reading financial statements, reviewing history, and understanding what you are doing. This takes a lot of time and effort that you can only get past if you pay a financial advisor or stock broker a pretty penny to do this for you. With mutual funds, you can invest in a no-load fund that has no fees and get professional stock picks. Now understand that nobody can successful predict the stock market 100% every time, but a financial professional can at least make possibly better picks than you.

If you’ve finally realized that you need to be investing your money, and you don’t know how to invest or what to invest in, start with mutual funds. Watch your money grow, and if you ever feel confident enough you can buy your own stock picks. Until then, don’t waste precious time, start investing right away!

what are the advantages of mutual funds

By: Samantha Asher

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What is a money market mutual fund?
A money market mutual fund is a type of mutual fund that invests in ultra-safe or low risk securities.

Mutual Fund Investment Advice
First off, why should you invest in mutual funds? Mutual funds are helpful for those who have limited time and resources, and would prefer to leave the management of their money to someone else.

Understand Mutual Funds
The words mutual funds are on everybody’s lips but few know exactly what they mean. Nobody knows exactly whether they are like bonds or fixed bonds or if they are like shares in a company.

All about mutual funds
That is why there are people who invest greatly in Mutual Funds Investments and it has been noted that people all over the world have invested in mutual funds to secure their future and to finance their goals or whatever.

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