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What is a Mutual Fund?

Mutual funds were first created in the 1920s, and today, millions of Americans depend on these investments to build retirement savings. To better manage your assets, it's essential to understand the basics of how mutual funds operate.

The Basics of Mutual Funds

Mutual funds are investments that pool the money of many investors to buy securities, such as stocks, bonds, cash investments, or some combination of the three.

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Mutual funds are managed by professionals, who oversee the funds on behalf of shareholders. By their very nature, mutual funds offer diversification that may help reduce risk while increasing the overall return potential of the investment. If one security held by a mutual fund loses value, another security may rise in value, offsetting the loss.

Types of Mutual Funds