Guide to Buying Mutual Funds by Dynamic Wealth Management Zurich

Zurich, Switzerland (PressExposure) May 01, 2011 -- Mutual funds are a popular investment vehicle because their diverse nature lends to a more balanced financial portfolio. Investment companies sell shares of the fund and invest the proceeds in a variety of assets under the direction of a professional money manager.

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Where to Buy Mutual Funds

Advisers must be registered to sell mutual funds. Licensing requirements include the successful completion of a training course and the examination required by the local regulatory agency.

Mutual funds may be purchased from registered advisers at

• Banks/trust companies
• Brokerage firms
• Credit unions/caisses populaires
• Life insurance brokers and agents
• Mutual fund companies
• Mutual fund dealers

Mutual fund and life insurance companies typically sell only their own funds, while banks and dealers offer a variety of different products.

How to Buy Mutual Funds

There are several important steps to buying mutual funds. First, work with an adviser to create a financial plan and determine how much can be invested in mutual funds. Investigate several mutual fund options that fall within the amount available for investment. Consider:

• the amount required to buy into the fund
• the desired length of time to invest
• associated fees (see below)
• current and past fund performance, rather than future projections
• the types of investments held within the fund: stocks, bonds, etc., and the level of risk involved

After completing the application form, keep a photocopy for future reference. Watch the mail for a prospectus, which provides information about the company managing the fund. Read and save all mutual fund statements, asking for clarification when required.

Buying Mutual Funds: No Load Funds vs. Front Load or Back End

The fees associated with mutual fund investment are a source of confusion for many new investors. Some mutual funds require an upfront payment to buy into the fund, although this has become increasingly unpopular. Many companies now use a back end load fee, or contingent deferred sales load (CDSL) fee; when the investor needs to sell the fund, a penalty applies based on the length of ownership. Others still offer no load funds. Do not confuse no load funds with no fees; all mutual funds include a fee called the Management Expense Ratio (MER) to cover administrative costs, the mutual fund manager's salary, legal fees, and other incidental expenses.

About Dynamic Wealth Management

Mutual funds are a popular investment vehicle because their diverse nature lends to a more balanced financial portfolio. Investment companies sell shares of the fund and invest the proceeds in a variety of assets under the direction of a professional money manager.

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Press Release Submitted On: May 01, 2011 at 11:04 am
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