Inside the head of a first-time mutual fund investor
At some point I decided that to get a real flavour of what a mutual fund investor goes through, I need to stop using my agent and begin on my own. That was some time back, but the lessons from then still are sharp. And each time I facilitate somebody into using the mutual fund do-it-yourself (DIY) route to investing, the journey is repeated. Those proficient in the art of mutual fund buying should ignore this piece. It is for the first-time investor who is ready to take the leap of faith from fixed deposits and insurance into this new territory and is just a bit skittish.