3 Common Types of Mutual Funds

3 common types of mutual funds

There are many types of mutual funds within these three types of mutual funds. Here are the 3 different major types of mutual funds. The risks of mutual fund investing runs the gamut of very low to very high and many levels in between within one type of fund.

Do your research thoroughly before investing, use my easy to understand Ebook for research, in order to understand mutual funds, coming out soon.

I have invested in many types of mutual funds for at least 30 years now, and they have served me well.

1. Allocation Mutual Funds
Risk: Low to Medium

Allocation funds are a combination of stock and fixed income securities and are subject to the risks involved in each of these security types.

Stock markets are volatile and can fluctuate significantly in response to company, industry, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments. In general, the bond market is volatile and fixed income securities that carry the interest rate, inflation, price volatility and other risks.

2. Alternative Mutual Funds
Risk: From Low Risk to High

The fund may invest in securities that may have a leveraging effect (such as derivative and forward-settling securities) which may increase market exposure, magnify investment risks, and cause losses to be realized more quickly.

3. Money Market Mutual Funds
Risk: Very Low

A money market mutual fund is a type of fixed income mutual fund that invests in debt securities characterized by their short maturities and minimal credit risk. You could lose money by investing in a money market fund.

An investment in a money market fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. Before investing always read a money market fund’s prospectus for policies specific to that fund.

There are many types of mutual funds which I intend to cover in a full mutual fund publication soon!

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3 common types of mutual funds

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Lois Center-Shabazz, aka MsFinancialSavvy, is a Money Strategist specializing in helping others with Mega-Money Management through what she calls the Money Trio of Guerrilla Budgeting | Sane Savings | Investing Insights. Visit the top toolbar of MsFinancialSavvy.com and schedule a discovery session with Lois. She is also a nature photographer (www.arbazz.net), acrylic painter (www.artbazz.com), and has an online calculator website at www.livericalculators.com. Lois is the author of the Live Rich Save Money! series on Amazon Kindle.

14 comments on “3 Common Types of Mutual Funds

  1. Oh, I have never thought about that kind of investment at all because the first thing comes to my mind are always RISKS. Your blog was really informative for me and i will consider it

  2. This is so helpful! All these investments funds are so confusing to me 🙁 I look forward to reading your full mutual fund publication! After reading it contact me with your questions and if you need guidance.

  3. Thanks for sharing this information. I was just looking at CDs. Do you recommend mutual funds over CDs? Or should I just increase my deferred compensation?

    • I would increase my deferred compensation and start studying mutual funds. It takes time, but the returns are much better than CDs because you get compounded interest. Take a look at me ebook, Learn Investing. It has great learning information for beginners. You can eventually do well with Mutual Funds but there is a learning curve.

  4. This is a whole other world to me – investing is mind-boggling to me and I can’t really get a grasp on the difference between the different types of funds! Thanks for the helpful info!

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