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Untangling Trusts

Also: investing internationally, 'subscribing' to new funds, quoting the 30-year Treasury and more.
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A compilation of this week's daily Fund Forum, Dear Dagen and Fixed-Income Forum columns.

What's the Difference Between a Revocable and an Irrevocable Trust?
By Tracy Byrnes
Also, more on low-investment index funds, the Nasdaq 100 and a name change for the Fund Forum. More

Where Should I Invest Internationally?
By Dagen McDowell
It's best to let the pros decide the best countries or regions. More

Teenager Asks: Do Mutual Funds Falter as the Market Rises?
By Dagen McDowell
A high-school student seems to have encountered a mangled version of the debate over active management. More

Should I 'Subscribe' to a New Fund Before Launch?
By Dagen McDowell
If you want to be the first on your block, go ahead. But there's no financial advantage. More

Which 30-Year Treasury Bond Does Everyone Quote?
By Elizabeth Roy
On-the-runs vs. off-the-runs, and where to find out more elsewhere on the Web. More