An Mutual Fund is an investment vehicle that is made up of a pool of funds collected from many investors for the purpose of investing in securities such as stocks, bonds, money market instruments and similar assets. One of the main advantages of mutual funds is that they give small investors access to professionally managed, diversified portfolios of equities, bonds and other securities, which would be quite difficult (if not impossible) to create with a small amount of capital.
— A complete, but concise, tutorial about mutual funds in a one-page format with sidebars, illustrations, formulas, examples, and clear definitions of basic terms.Mutual Fund CompaniesInvestment AdviserBoard of DirectorsCustodianTypes of Investment
CompaniesManagement CompaniesOpen-End Mutual FundsClosed-End Mutual FundsExchange Traded Funds (ETF)Evaluating a Mutual FundProspectusStatement of Additional Information (SAI)FeesNo Load Mutual Fund FeesClasses of Mutual Fund SharesExpense RatioMeasuring Mutual Fund PerformanceInvesting in a Mutual FundBuying Mutual Fund SharesProfiting from a Mutual FundRegulation of Mutual Fund CompaniesWhat to Consider When Buying Mutual Fund SharesNo-Load Funds may have Fees for Purchasing or Selling SharesLower Fees and Expenses Increases Total Returns and Yields; Higher Expenses Lowers ReturnsBeware of Closet Indexers
Statement of Additional Information (SAI)New Format for Prospectuses: the Summary Prospectus and the Statutory ProspectusA Mutual Fund’s Past Performance is no Indication of its Future Performance Shareholder Fees12b-1 Fees (Shareholder Service Fees)Sales LoadClasses of Mutual Fund SharesSales LoadBreakpointsLetter of IntentRights of AccumulationNo Load Mutual Fund FeesPurchase FeeRedemption FeeExchange FeeAccount FeeAnnual Fund Operating ExpensesManagement FeesDistribution FeesOther ExpensesTotal Annual Fund Operating Expenses — Expense Ratio Buying SharesReinvestment PrivilegeRedemption of SharesSystematic