Monthly Archives: March 2013

Mutual Fund Expense Calculator

http://apps.finra.org/fundanalyzer/1/fa.aspx http://www.finra.org/Investors/ToolsCalculators/index.htm http://www.sec.gov/answers/mffees.htm Mutual Fund Fees and Expenses As with any business, running a mutual fund involves costs. For example, there are costs incurred in connection with particular investor transactions, such as investor purchases, exchanges, and redemptions. There are also … Continue reading

Posted in Money | Leave a comment

Why we still don’t favor commodities

http://www.fundadvice.com/articles/investing-basics/why-we-still-dont-favor-commodities.html By Dennis Tilley Director of Alternative Investments Do commodities have a rightful place in a broadly diversified portfolio? The obvious answer seems to be yes, they do. However, after a lot of careful study and thought we have concluded … Continue reading

Posted in Money | Leave a comment

Understanding WCF Faults

Summary: FaultExceptions don’t fault the channel. All other unhandled exceptions fault the channel. It doesn’t matter what is there in the FaultContract, or if there is even one. When you are doing development, set includeExceptionDetailInFaults equal to true on server. … Continue reading

Posted in Software | Leave a comment

Calculating WCF message size

on service: service host: client: client: I have to say for a long time I couldn’t figure out how to tidy the formatting of my code. Finally I discovered how to do it: http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/posting-source-code/

Posted in Software | Leave a comment

The Tax Consequences of a Money Market Fund Sale

http://www.ehow.com/list_7342384_tax-money-market-fund-sale.html A money market fund sale has no tax consequences. A money market fund is a special breed of mutual fund. Due to its special structure, purchases and sales of money market fund shares generate no tax liability. However, you … Continue reading

Posted in Money | Leave a comment

If I Exchange Mutual Funds Do I Still Have to Pay Taxes?

http://www.ehow.com/about_7529089_exchange-do-still-pay-taxes.html Exchanges between mutual funds can have significant tax ramifications in some cases. Failure to take the rules for how these transactions are taxed into account can lead to a nasty surprise come tax time. Knowing which funds you can … Continue reading

Posted in Money | Leave a comment

Tax Rules for Selling Mutual Funds

http://www.mint.com/blog/investing/tax-rules-for-selling-mutual-funds/ Tax Rules for Selling Mutual Funds You might be wondering, “Goodness — mutual funds buy and sell shares of stock each day. Do I have to account for each of these transactions?” The answer is no, you don’t. But … Continue reading

Posted in Money | Leave a comment