Types of Mutual Funds

Types of Mutual Funds


What is a Mutual Fund?

A mutual fund is a pool of money from numerous investors who wish to save or make money just like you. Investing in a mutual fund can be a lot easier than buying and selling individual stocks and bonds on your own. Investors can sell their shares when they want.

Professional Management. Each fund’s investments are chosen and monitored by qualified professionals who use this money to create a portfolio. That portfolio could consist of stocks, bonds, money market instruments or a combination of those.

Fund Ownership. As an investor, you own shares of the mutual fund, not the individual securities. Mutual funds permit you to invest small amounts of money, however much you would like, but even so, you can benefit from being involved in a large pool of cash invested by other people. All shareholders share in the fund’ s gains and losses on an equal basis, proportionately to the amount they’ve invested.

Mutual Funds are Diversified

By investing in mutual funds, you could diversify your portfolio across a large number of securities so as to minimise risk. By spreading your money over numerous securities, which is what a mutual fund does, you need not worry about the fluctuation of the individual securities in the fund’s portfolio

4.1 Money Market Funds

4.2 Fixed Income Funds

4.3 Equity Funds

4.4 Fund of Funds

4.5 Gold ETFS

4.6 Debt Funds

4.7 Fixed Maturity Plans

4.8 Capital Protection Funds

4.9 Gilt Funds

4.10 MIPs

4.11 Child Benefit Plans

4.12 Liquid Funds

4.13 Balanced Funds

4.14 Global Funds

4.15 Specialty Funds

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