Unique crowds tend to trade within each increment of $10 in valuation.
All things being equal, you should select the mutual fund that has less risk (or lower risk grade). Mutual funds provide statements about their objectives and risk posture (which is briefly explained in qualitative terms in the prospectus).
You will receive an e-mail detailing the broker's employment history and any events that were reported to the NASD involving the broker. Step 13.