Beyond the Numbers: Getting to Know a Manager

Performance statistics are probably the single most scrutinized feature of any stock mutual fund. These figures are, of course, important indicators of how well a portfolio manager has performed in the past. As such, they can serve as useful flags of a possibly good manager or a possibly bad manager. But the question facing any…

 

The Senate’s Proposed Change to Recognizing Capital Gains

As I write this, the full Senate is considering the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). One provision in the Senate‚Äôs version of the TCJA impacts the treatment of capital gains. Specifically, the provision would eliminate your ability to specify which lot you sold if you purchased shares of the same security on more than…

 

10 Questions to Ask About a Fund Manager

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   How to Measure the Skills of Your Fund Manager Investors can take advantage of an observed characteristic that predicts higher fund performance. As long as the fund keeps its strategy unaltered, and as long as the observed characteristic predicts good performance, investors will benefit…

 

10 Questions to Ask About a Fund Manager

Performance statistics are probably the single most scrutinized feature of any mutual fund. These figures are, of course, important indicators of how well a portfolio manager has performed in the past. As such, they can serve as useful flags of a possibly good manager or a possibly bad manager. But the question facing any prospective…