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Word of the Day

Mutual Fund

The common name for an open-end investment company. Like other types of investment companies, mutual funds pool money from many investors and invest the money in stocks, bonds, short-term money-market instruments, or other securities. Mutual funds issue redeemable shares that investors buy directly from the fund or through a broker for the fund instead of from other investors.

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Red Flags

Understanding these terms may help you steer clear of investment scams.

Ponzi scheme, pyramid scheme, pump and dump

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Common Acronyms

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What makes up my investment mix?

Explore key concepts related to asset allocation.

Asset classes, lifecycle funds, diversification, risk tolerance

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What does it mean to be a shareholder?

If you own stocks, these terms apply to you.

Shareholder, dividend, merger, stock split, public company

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