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Chris Dumont graduated from the University of Alberta’s School of Business where he earned his Bachelor of Commerce Degree with a major in finance and minor in accounting. He is experienced in finance and real estate doing research at a commercial real estate brokerage and having worked with private investments at a large pension fund. After working there he went back for his MBA at the Schulich School of Business in Toronto and now resides in Edmonton as an Associate Director at a financial institution. Currently he is enrolled as a CFA Level II Candidate.

Recent Content By Chris Dumont
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Bond Funds

Beginner's Guide to Corporate Bond Mutual Funds

The corporate bond market is one of the largest markets in the world, worth $9.77 trillion, or...

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Specialized Funds

Beginner’s Guide to Master Limited Partnership Mutual Funds

An MLP, or master limited partnership, is a type of limited partnership that is publicly traded....

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Equity Funds

Beginner's Guide to Long/Short Equity Mutual Funds

Long/short strategies bet for and against stocks at the same time, offering additional ways to...

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Mutual Fund Education

Dividend Reinvesting Explained for Mutual Fund Investors

Dividend reinvestment plans, or DRIPs, are one of the easiest ways to cut investing expenses and...

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Bond Funds

Beginner’s Guide to Municipal Bond Mutual Funds

The municipal bond market is very large, sitting at $3.7 trillion as of 2013, and represents 10%...

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Specialized Funds

Beginner’s Guide to Currency Mutual Funds

Currencies are traded 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is one of the most eventful, liquid,...

Asset Allocation

Beginner's Guide to Asset Allocation

Most financial professionals have determined that asset allocation is one of the most important...

Enhanced Index Funds

Beginner's Guide to Enhanced Index Funds

During the past 30 years, index funds have become one of the most widely used investment vehicles...

Hybrid Funds

Beginner's Guide to Hybrid Mutual Funds

Mutual funds have become extremely popular over the last 20 years. In the United States alone,...

Index Fund Center

Do Mutual Fund Benchmarks Matter?

A mutual fund benchmark is highly useful when comparing the performance of the mutual fund with...

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Mutual Fund Education

10 Biggest Mutual Fund Investing Myths Debunked

Mutual funds as an investment offer a variety of benefits. They allow individual investors access...

Specialized Funds

Beginner's Guide to Leveraged Mutual Funds

Leveraged mutual funds are just like regular mutual funds, but use leverage to increase their...

International and Global Stock Funds

Beginner’s Guide to International Mutual Funds

A study provided by Vanguard in 2012 stated that 30%-40% of an investor’s stock portion of their...

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Specialized Funds

Beginner's Guide to Commodity Mutual Funds

Commodity mutual funds can be a great way to gain exposure to commodities, provide...

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Mutual Fund Education

ETFs vs. Mutual Funds: The Similarities and Differences

Mutual funds have been very popular to invest in for the past few decades. Exchange traded funds,...

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Mutual Fund Education

A Guide to the Different Types of Mutual Funds

When looking at mutual funds, there are many different types to choose from. It is important to...

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Mutual Fund Education

How Are Mutual Funds Traded?

Mutual Funds play an important part in long-term investing, most notably retirement planning. It...

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Mutual Fund Education

Learn About Class R Shares

Mutual funds have become a staple of the modern investor. If you have a 401(k) or...


Mutual Funds Scorecard - January 8 Edition

Every fortnight, provides a snapshot of the performance of some key mutual funds...

Mutual Fund Education

Traditional IRA vs. Roth IRA: Which Is Right for You?

Perhaps the biggest single item you’ll save for is retirement. It takes a hefty amount of cash in...

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