• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

7. Investing in Mutual Funds > Know When to Fold ‘Em

Know When to Fold ‘Em

Buying funds is easy—selling them when the time’s right is the tricky part.

It’s an uncomfortable feeling, opening the statement of a fund that you really don’t want to own any more. For many fund investors, lack of time, lack of knowledge, and possibly lack of guts conspire against selling even the worst mutual fund dog. Too many investors cut the tie at the wrong time, whereas others turn to new funds for their investing thrills, leaving the old ones collecting dust and poor returns. Don’t ignore your mutual funds. It’s easy to review them and decide what to do.

When Funds Go Bad

Sometimes, you need to sell to protect your portfolio from a mutual fund that is heading for a dive. Funds usually give off warning signs before things go south. If you’re paying attention, you can decide what to do before a warning sign becomes a real problem:


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint