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5 Best Value Mutual Fund Every Investor Should Know

188 views  2013-04-08 06:47   TagsValue  mutual  funds 
“The most important thing is Value” says Howard Marks in The Most Important Thing. Seeking out value, in my opinion, is the best way to generate better returns in the stock market.

Besides seeking out undervalued equity by looking at metrics of stocks, there are other alternatives. For readers who know that value investing is the best way to invest but might not have the time or interest to research on individual stocks, a mutual fund run by a value investor might be the next best option. An index fund will be the third option as it allows the passive investor to mark their return to an index. In this article, I will explore the option of investing in a mutual fund.

What is a mutual fund?

As defined on Investopedia, a mutual fund is an investment vehicle that is made up of a pool of funds collected from many investors for the purpose of investing in securities such as stocks, bonds and other assets. Mutual funds are operated by money managers, who invest the fund's capital and attempt to produce capital gains and income for the fund's investors. An advantage of mutual fund is that it gives small investor access to diversified portfolio of equities managed by famed value investors.

Top 5 value funds

Below is a list of 5 value funds that I believe are among the best funds out there. The criteria I looked at were funds that are value oriented, operated by famed value investors with at least a ten year consistent track record.

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