5 Fund Questions to Ask

Make sure you at least ask yourself these five questions before buying into an equity fund

Morningstar.co.uk Editors 21 February, 2013 | 2:10PM

This article is part of Morningstar.co.uk's Equity Investing Week.

You may feel intimidated by the task of picking a fund. With more than 15,000 funds to choose from, it's tempting to buy a magazine or visit a website that will tell you exactly which funds you should buy, or to just pick the fund that's topping the performance charts.

However, these aren't the best ways to find the fund that will meet your goals or suit your investment personality. To give you a better idea of how to approach the vast marketplace for funds, consider these five questions that you need to ask and have answered before buying any equity-focused fund.

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