Investing Basics: Mutual Funds

Shared funds can assist you access a variety of financial investments and diversify your . In this video you'll discover how work and how to select a that's a great suitable for you.

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    1. Yes you can, as long as you meet the fund’s initial and subsequent investment requirements. ^ZB

    2. It really depends on what you want to achieve out of it and how aware you are. If you can time the market correctly, a lump sum is better, otherwise an SIP

    1. First learn concepts that are more basic like investing, portfolio, dividend, technical analysis, diversification, index etc then you’ll be able to understand mutual funds.

    2. Yea i agree with the first comment u probably don’t get it because of the video I didn’t get it on this one but thevideoi watched on Dave Ramsay’s channel clicked I’ve learned with videos you need to find your learning formula. I’m a auditory learner I cant watch and truly retain as much as if I was listening to this at work with headphones podcast tend to be my go to because yourn9t distracted by the video clips and animations just so ur also not missing any visual bits as well usually. GL!

    1. Hi! We appreciate your feedback and glad you enjoyed it! Do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions. ^NK

    1. Very happy to hear that you enjoyed the video! There is more great content available on our channel, or login to your TD Ameritrade account for articles, courses, webinars and more! ^cb

    1. @branding111 wait what??!! What do you mean you don’t own the shares. I’m new so I’m not aware

    2. Is mutual fund a Roth IRA?? Isn’t that a better investment because you get it tax free, even though there are fees but still tax free right

  1. Hello, I placed order to buy a mutual fund but it was rejected ” the fund is not available for purchase in this account”. I have sufficient balance to cover the load and expense. Is that because of my account is foreigner account?

    1. Hi Sam! We would be glad to review your order, for security purposes please give us a call 24 hours a day at 800-669-3900 or if calling outside of the US we do have free calling instructions using the AT&T direct toll-free service for your specific country. To locate your access number, use the AT&T site: You can also send a secure email in your account under the Message Center or chat securely with us if you have an Apple device: ^NK

    1. We are happy that you have been enjoying the video! Thank you for taking the time to comment! ^cb

  2. Is it a good idea to put all your money into one mutual fund? Since it’s considerably diversified anyway?

    1. Hello! We wouldn’t be able to provide advice on how best to invest in your account or if that is the best fund to use to help diversify. However, we do have videos on allocation and diversification if you would like more information. Please also feel free to message us from the website or call 800-669-3900 so we can help make sure you are have the best tools available to help make the right investment decisions for your needs ^RP

    1. Great question! In general, yes foreign accounts can invest in mutual funds. However, there are some restrictions. Mutual fund companies are able to set their own guidelines about their offerings, and there are some that are only available domestically in the US due to these rules. Additionally there are some countries which have regulations which prevent us from offering mutual funds to clients who reside there.

      For more information please contact us at 1-800-669-3900 or through the secure Message Center in your account with the specifics of the mutual fund you wish to invest in and we will be happy to check to see if we are able to offer that fund to clients in your country. ^cb

    1. You bet, Ramon! Glad this was helpful. Be sure to subscribe to our channel for more educational videos. ^NK

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