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What is Mutual Fund?

Mutual fund is one of investment vehicle made up of a pool of funds. The funds are collected from many investors for the purpose of investing in stocks, bonds, money market instruments and similar assets. Mutual funds are managed by fund managers. The money managers invest the fund's capital and attempt to produce capital gains and income for the fund's investors.

Depending on the mutual fund's objective, some funds may invest in stocks only, bond only or mixture of both. The fund is structured and maintained to match the investment objectives stated in fund's prospectus.

Type of Mutual Funds

Mutual FundsThere are various types of mutual funds.
  • Stock mutual funds --> Invest mainly in stocks or equities
  • Bond mutual funds --> Invest mainly in bonds or fixed incomes
  • Balanced funds --> Invest mainly both stocks and bonds
  • Target Funds --> Invest mainly both stocks & bonds. Fund will adjust risk based on retirement date 

How to Invest

As one of investment funds, mutual fund is popular in United States. Anyone can invest in mutual funds from their brokerages or 401k. Typically you need an initial investment of $2,000-$10,000 to invest in regular brokerages.

For 401k or IRA, please check with your fund's administrator.

Popular brokerages to invest include:
  • Vanguard
  • Fidelity
  • eTrade
  • Charles Schwab
  • T Rowe Price

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Other Option to Invests

Other alternatives are: Exchange Traded Funds (ETF), stocks, bonds, hedge funds.

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