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ETFs Versus Closed-End Funds

On 11/22/2010, in Exchange Traded Funds, by Jordan Wilson

Previously we compared exchange traded funds (ETFs) with open-end mutual funds.

Today we will take a look at ETFs versus closed-end funds (CEFs).  

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Open-End Index Mutual Funds

On 11/07/2010, in Mutual Funds, by Jordan Wilson

Many investors passively invest using open-end index mutual and exchange traded funds.

Some investors lump the two instruments together when discussing passive holdings. And there are a lot of similarities when assessing for investment potential.

But there are also material differences between the two, so I shall discuss them separately.

Today we will take a very brief look at open-end index mutual funds.

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Liquidity Risk for Physical Assets

On 05/28/2010, in Investment Concepts, by Jordan Wilson

Previously we looked at liquidity risk for marketable securities. Stocks, bonds, and the like.

Today we shall review liquidity risk factors for physical assets.

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Liquidity Risk for Investors

On 05/26/2010, in Investment Concepts, by Jordan Wilson

Liquidity is an extremely important consideration when analyzing investments.

For investors, liquidity relates to the ease in buying or selling an asset.

Time delays and pressures or fluctuations in pricing, make it difficult for investors to minimize their purchase costs or maximize their sales prices.

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Liquidity Risk in Business

On 05/24/2010, in Investment Concepts, by Jordan Wilson

Liquidity risk refers to the liquidity of the asset or investment that you own.

It can refer to two different things.

One, can the company quickly create cash so as to pay its obligations?

Two, how quickly can you buy or sell an asset and is there a trade-off between price and time?

Today we will look at the first issue.

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