Intoduction: Deeper about Mutual Funds Investment

I want to start investing in mutual fund, but I donââÅ¡¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã…¾¢t know what to choose
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ââÅ¡¬ÃƒÆ’…Wanted to invest in Mutual Fund but donââÅ¡¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã…¾¢t know which one is goodââÅ¡¬

Today, this very moment is a good chance for us to think about money, whether we already understand on how to manage our finance, and how ready we are for our future.

In this series, Tomoya Asakura as head of Morning Star japan, one of Investment Advisor and Analyst Company for Mutual Fund, will share his experience and knowledge to beginners on how to have good financial plan, to choosing the right mutual fund. Well then, are you already manage your finance properly?

To whom mutual fund is intended for?


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Tomoya Asakura.

CEO of Morning Star Japan K.K. Graduated from Faculty of Letter in Keio University in 1989. After working as financial consultant in a bank and securities company, he continued his study in Illinois University and received his MBA in 1995. After that he worked at Softbank Co. Ltd in finance section that handle fund procurement, financial management, and also responsible for preparation of planning and establishment of subsidiary companies. In 1998, he took part in planning to establish Morning Star Japan and he worked for Morning Star USA. Since 2004 until now, he worked for Morning Star Japan. As mutual fund analyst company, Morning Star always strife to give investment information accurately and objectively to help investors to grow their capital. Several books that was written: ââÅ¡¬ÃƒÆ’…Things you really want to know when choosing mutual fund (New Version)ââÅ¡¬, ââÅ¡¬ÃƒÆ’…Things you really want to know when choosing mutual fund. Start at 30ââÅ¡¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã…¾¢sââÅ¡¬, ââÅ¡¬ÃƒÆ’…New theory so your investments do not fail when the market is sluggishââÅ¡¬ (Asahi-shimbun version).

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Warmest regards to all readers in Indonesia! I am Tomoya Asakura from Morningstar Japan. In this occasion I want to share some learning materials which I also gave to readers in Japan. Perhaps there are some aspects that differs from what present in Indonesia, but I hope this materials can help Indonesian readers to get a glimpse of mutual fund investment.

With Abenomics, Japanese economy is slowly showing its luster again. This caused the investment market to start showing positive trend. People who previously withhold to invest in stocks, now start opening up again. Then the impact of NISA (Nippon Individual Saving Accounts) that was started in 2014 made a lot of people to start investing. A lot of individual investors have high hopes on current condition.

As a popular capital market instrument among individual stock traders, ââÅ¡¬ÃƒÆ’…Mutual FundââÅ¡¬ is second most attractive investment method after individual stock investment. Several factors which push the popularity of Mutual Fund are: managed by professionals, able to start with small sum, safe because not only handled by the securities companies, but also banks, post offices, and other financial institutions.

I work as the head of Morning Star Japan which is third-party institution which give assessment to Mutual Fund. My job here is to give advice to individual investors relating to Mutual Fund. Among various problems that I encountered, one common problem is many investors are interested in Mutual Fund but do not know which one to buy.

Up until today, companies that are listed in Tokyo Stock Exchange reach 3800 companies. You must can imagine how many companies are those. Even people who already understand about stocks will be shocked with the number, let alone beginners. Do you know how many mutual funds that currently present in Japan?

When choosing Mutual Fund, skill in picking the right one is needed. In this series, I intend to tell you what kind of skill that is needed. It is not hard to understand, and this knowledge will surely come in handy in the future if you already know it. So, please donââÅ¡¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã…¾¢t hesitate to study it.

Well, letââÅ¡¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã…¾¢s start with the introduction. From these two types of investors which one are you?


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