Mutual Funds

Investing in mutual funds can be a great way to balance your investment portfolio, especially if you are well informed about the advantages and potential pitfalls.

Mutual funds are comprised of stocks, bonds, short-term money market investments and other securities. Before you invest in a mutual fund, take a few minutes to browse GOBankingRates’ articles and resources on investing.

Here you can learn the basics about mutual funds, how they operate as an investment and what type of mutual fund best suits your needs. Before you invest, you should carefully consider the risks and compare them with the potential for profit gain or loss. Mutual funds are designed for optimal success over a long-term period and not ideal for short-term investments.

GOBankingRates’ financial experts have compiled an extensive library of articles to help you make a successful mutual fund investment.

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What Is a Mutual Fund?

In this article you’ll find the answer to “What is a mutual fund?” as well as the pros and cons of this investment.

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Should a Mutual Fund Be Your First Investment?

Learn if a mutual fund is the right first investment for you.

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Top 7 Characteristics of the Best Mutual Funds

Find out what the best mutual funds all have in common — and how you can spot which mutual funds to invest in.

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The Worst Mutual Fund Ever

Read about this mutual fund, and you might decide to go with an ETF instead.

Mutual Fund Fees: 7 Things to Consider

Do you know how much you're paying in fees? Read on to learn which fees are avoidable and which are hidden.

Is Your Target Date Fund Making the Most of Your Money?

Target date funds have the been the flavor of the year–for the past few years-when it comes to 401(k) and other retirement plan invest...

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Investing in Managed Funds Versus Individual Stocks

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