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Is it hard to start your own mutual fund?

Being 23 yrs. old and relatively new to the world of financial markets, I of course am not presumptous enough as to think I am ready to start the next Vanguard chain of mutual funds.

But with such a passion for stocks, it certainly seems a possibility I might consider pursuing someday.

What exactly are the main steps in putting together a mutual fund (including federal regulations, advertising techniques, and the chances of 1 new mutual fund getting noticed in a sea of over 40,000 existing ones)?

Thanks for your help!


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1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - May 12, 2010 at 8:04 am

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Why are mutual fund companies with high expenses still around?

I’ve noticed that there are numerous, numerous mutual fund companies that have funds with expense ratios exceeding 2, 3, and even 4 percent. With fund companies like Vanguard and Fidelity offering funds with expeses that are a fraction of that, why are people still investing in high-expense funds?


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5 comments - What do you think?  Posted by admin - May 6, 2010 at 12:51 am

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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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2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by admin - May 3, 2010 at 10:03 pm

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