jeff-gordon said:Seems I'm in waay over my old head. Would you say generally, that a particular funds performance over 5 years is related directly to it's risk? That a fund paying 8% is riskier than one paying 3% over the same time?
Also, I think the market fell what in 06?, that a fund that has had positive numbers over ten years is safe?
Yes, we call that risk / reward. "In general" the more the potential reward - the greater the risk that one must take. Obviously we all try and find the exception to that rule. But there is absolute NO DOUBT that if its too good to be true it prob is.