A mutual fund pools money from different investors to purchase a portfolio of investments, such as stocks, bonds, cash and other mutual funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Individual investors own shares in the mutual fund and the value of those shares can increase or decrease, based on the value of the underlying investments.
Mutual funds are overseen by a professional portfolio manager, who manages the fund according to its overall investment goals. They can offer you several benefits, including knowledgeable management, a diversified portfolio, broad range of investments and the ability to buy and sell daily.
Additionally, mutual funds allow you to invest at a relatively low entry point. It's possible to begin building a muual fund portfolio with as little as $500.
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