Mutual funds are popular investments because they offer a cost-effective and efficient way to diversify your investments (or own a variety of securities — stocks, bonds, etc.) without having to make a large initial investment, which can be ideal.
When you purchase shares of a mutual fund, you’re pooling your money with other investors and letting the mutual fund (which is simply a professional money management company) invest and manage the money to help meet the fund’s specified investment goal (e.g., growth, income, or a combination of the two). It’s worth carefully considering this approach.
Investing in Mutual Funds
Because they are professionally managed and offer diversification with generally a small initial investment, mutual funds can be suitable for most investors.
Your Financial Advisor has the tools to help you choose the right fund or basket of funds to meet your unique goals. Work closely with your Financial Advisor to develop a mutual fund portfolio that’s suitable for your specific situation.
You should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of a mutual fund company before investing in one or more of its mutual funds.