Imagine that you have decided to invest in a stock mutual fund. Given the tear the American market has been on lately, you decide to invest in a fund that exclusively buys U.S. stocks. Also, because you’ve heard some good things about index funds, you decide to buy a fund that tracks the investment results of the S&P 500 index and owns 500 leading, large companies in the U.S. Fortunately, you have some choice because more than one investment company offers this type of index fund.
So looking at the chart below, which fund would you pick? Read more >