This year's top-performing mutual funds aren't necessarily going to be next year's best performers. It’s not uncommon for a fund to have better-than-average performance one year and mediocre or below-average performance the following year. That's why the SEC requires funds to tell investors that a fund's past performance does not necessarily predict future results. You can learn what factors to consider before investing in a mutual fund by reading Mutual Fund Investing: Look at More Than a Mutual Fund's Past Performance. You can also learn more about investment performance claims by reading Investor Bulletin: Performance Claims.
ESG Funds – What You Should Know
Check out our investor bulletin about mutual funds and ETFs that focus on environmental, social, and governance principles.
Celebrity Involvement with SPACs
Learn why it is never a good idea to invest in a SPAC just because someone famous sponsors or invests in it or says it is a good investment.
Know the risks of day trading
Read this Director’s Take article to understand the risks of engaging in this type of speculative investing.