The Ultimate Asset Allocation Funds Quiz

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The Ultimate Asset Allocation Funds Quiz
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There are many ways to invest your money and an asset allocation fund. Do you know enough about this investment opportunity to put your money on the line? Take our quiz before you hand over a check to your investment manager.
What is a basic strategy regarding investment in stocks or funds?
diversify holdings
buy low sell high
A basic investment strategy is to learn the ropes so that you can buy low and sell high. The key to successful investing is to know when to buy and exactly when to sell.
invest what you can afford to loose

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What is one good way to protect your investment fund against huge losses while investing in the stock market?
Purchase stocks in diverse companies.
Purchase government bonds in addition to stocks.
Invest in an asset allocation fund.
Investing in an asset management fund can be a good hedge against suffering huge losses on your investments. These funds spread your investment dollars into many different investment vehicles.

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What is an asset management fund?
An asset management fund is actually a private holding company that owns several diversified companies.
An asset management fund is a co-op of investors and all members share profits from stock trades.
An asset management fund is actually a mutual fund consisting of a company of investors.
An asset management fund is actually a type of mutual fund. A mutual fund is a company that pools investor's money to make multiple investments in what is commonly referred to as a portfolio.

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What can you reasonably expect when you invest money in an asset management fund?
protection from large losses
One of the most attractive benefits of an asset management fund is protection from large losses of money. With diversified investments, the performance of other investments can cushion the effect of poor performers.
a higher margin of return on investment
expert money management

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What is the downside of using asset management funds as an investment vehicle?
Returns are typically lower than other investments.
Asset management funds will typically generate a modest return on investment. For anyone who loves a challenge and wants to make a quick buck, an asset management fund is not an ideal choice.
Management fees can eat any gains.
They are a short-term investment.

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Asset management funds generally make the most difference in a:
volatile economy
bear market
Asset management funds generally make the best of a bear market. When investment prices fall and the market is pessimistic the diversity of an asset management fund is good protection from heavy losses.
bull market

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How many general types of asset management funds are there?
two
Asset management funds can have many different definitions and classes, but in general there are only two major types: the less risky conservative or moderate funds that hold fewer stocks and aggressive growth funds that usually have higher rates of return and carry higher risks.
three
five

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Before you invest in an asset fund, what do you need to consider?
your budget
the asset manager's performance
what type of investor you are
It is important to know what your budget is and to check out the performance of a given asset manager, but the most important consideration is what type of investor you are. Decide exactly what your individual risk comfort level is.

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When judging which asset allocation fund to invest in, what is a crucial piece of information you will need?
You need to know how long the asset allocation fund has been in existence.
You need to know what kind of investments are in the specific portfolio.
You need to know what your investment window is.
You must know what your investment window is. Decide if you need to withdraw assets from the fund in five, 10, 15 or more years.

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What is one final piece of knowledge you need to posses before you run out and invest?
Asset allocation funds have several expenses and fees associated with their management.
No investment vehicle, regardless of how diversified the holdings, carries a guarantee.
Investing always carries an associated risk. It is true that many people make a lot of money investing, then again, some people have lost almost everything.
Asset allocation funds sometimes do incur huge losses.

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