If you own a mutual fund or your employer has a company pension fund, it is quarterbacked by an institutional money manager and you, as an individual investor, have a vested interest in knowing that he or she is doing the job professionally.
Today's markets are dominated by institutional investors. That's perhaps good, because investing in the market can be a full-time business. Below is a list of institutional investors that, according to CDA Investment Technologies, Inc., ofRockville, MD, performed substantially better than average during the 5-year period that ended April 30, 1990. Professional
5 Years Ended 4/30/90
Bank pooled funds
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If mutual funds seem boring to you, there are other higher risk investment opportunities in the form of stocks. I seriously recommend studying the market carefully and completely before making the leap into stock trading but this can be quite the short-term quick profit rush that you are looking for if you am willing to risk your retirement investment for the sake of increasing your net worth. If you do choose to invest in the stock market please take the time to learn the proper procedures, the risks, and the process before diving in. If you have a financial planner and you definitely should then he or she may prove to be an exceptional resource when it comes to the practice of 'playing' the stock market.