investing guide

Mutual Fund Categories

The following is a list and description of a wide variety of mutual fund categories:

- Aggressive Funds - Tend to be investments in young small companies and are very volatile.

- Income Funds - Tend to be investments that have steady growth and offer a dividend.

- Growth Funds - Tend to be for the investor who wants to invest in companies with high growth potential.

- Value Funds - Tend to be investments in older companies that may be underpriced.

- International Funds - Are funds from other nations and are considered to be more risky than domestic funds.

- Balanced Funds - These funds have a wide variety of stocks, bonds, treasury bills, and even foreign assets in them.

- Dividend Funds - Are funds that generate a steady dividend income.