How to Get Started at Mutual Fund Investing

Contributing Editor Brenda Buttner offers advice for fund investors, from how to choose a fund to when to sell it.
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With more than 6000 mutual funds out there and reams of information on each, it's tough enough to pick one fund, let alone decide when to buy, how many funds to buy, or whether to keep your fund at all. Contributing Editor Brenda Buttner walks you through the choices.

How to Choose the Right Mutual Fund

How Many Funds Should You Own?

Brenda Buttner's Guidelines on Selling a Fund

Get Your 'Rebalancing Act' Together

How -- and Whether -- to Read Your Prospectus

Which Mutual Fund Risk Measures Really Matter?

Nasty but Unnoticed Fees that Eat Away at Your Returns