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Effective Investing: A simple way to build wealth by investing in funds by Mark Dampier

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Chapter 5. How to Pick the Best Funds

Choosing the right fund for your purposes is probably the most difficult decision you have to make as an investor. It can turn out to be more important than your broad asset allocation, crucial though that also is. I have already touched on some of the important factors to consider in the last chapter. Here are some more detailed thoughts on the various facets of distinguishing what makes a good fund from a bad one.

When reading it, you should bear in mind my earlier observation that 90% of funds on offer are probably not worth the money you are being asked to own them – but the ones that are very good are, and they are obviously the ones that you want to have.

Funds and fund companies

I believe that many ...

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