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I am interested in a long term investment in the fertility industry. I am having a hard time locating an index fund or mutual fund with this focus. Can you give me any tips on tracking down an industry specific fund in general or a fertility industry fund in particular?

I have tracked down the individual stocks of some of the big players, but I have more faith in the long term trend of the industry than any individual player.

Since this is going to be longer term (years), mutual funds would be a better choice than ETFs. Am I correct in this thinking? I am thinking 50K but this could be adjusted down.

FYI, I'm not a sophisticated trader.

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Post Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:55 am
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In general, an index fund is a broad representation of the total market, a wide diversification of US Business. A sector fund contains one industry, therefore it has the risk of the total market plus the risk of that sector. An individual stock has the risk of the total market plus the risk of that sector plus the risk of the individual company failing.

You are picking a small piece of the medical research industry - that is very specific - high risk, about the same as investing in a single company.


""Since this is going to be longer term (years), mutual funds would be a better choice than ETFs. Am I correct in this thinking?""
No, a mutual fund and an ETF are two ways of doing the same thing - and the costs are about the same.


""I am thinking 50K but this could be adjusted down.""
A rule of investing is to own at least 20 companies so that you are diversified - don't have all of your eggs in one basket. So limit your fertility investment to 1/20 th (5%) of your investing.[/quote][/i]
Post Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:07 am
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Well an index fund IS a mutual fund, which tracks a specific stock market index (Wilshire 5000, SP500, ect). And honestly I think with a large sum of money like that that is probably where you want to put your money not knowing anything about you. When people say "mutual fund" they may be talking about actively managed mutual funds but in reality it can mean a variety of different things.

What you're looking for there are ETFs which will invest you in fertility clinics but frankly I think that would be a bad idea. I would put the bulk of your money in a few index funds and put your "play money" in fertility clinic ETF if you think that is the next hot thing.
Post Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:19 am
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