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Saturday, July 2, 2011

More About Mutual Funds Investing

I have already posted on mutual funds investing tips couple of times and continuing the same here too.

Here is my another post on Mutual funds basics and Mutual Funds Investing tips. This post should be read and understood along with my following posts on mutual funds:

Mutual Funds Investing tips
How Mutual Funds work

There are many different types of mutual funds available in market,One mustsee the NAV value of the mutual fund.

Here are Types of Mutual funds availabe:

Money market Mutual funds

These are the safest type of mutual fund because they invest in cash. You deposit a fixed amount for a fixed period of time, ranging anywhere from 30 days to one year, and you’re almost certainly guaranteed a fixed rate of return. You’ll typically earn about 2% to 3% more interest than if you place your money in a high interest savings account.

A money market fund is right for you if you are conservative with your money and have a low tolerance for risk when it comes to investing.

Fixed income Mutual funds

This type of mutual fund invests in a combination of government and corporate securities, such as treasury bills, bonds and mortgages. They provide fixed periodic payments with the possibility of some capital gains. These funds are usually low risk and dependable overall; however, their value is affected by changes in interest rates.

A fixed income fund is right for you if you are looking for a relatively safe way to introduce yourself to investing and security, stability and moderate returns are also important investment goals for you.

Balanced Mutual funds

These funds include a little bit of everything—stocks, bonds, cash and mortgages—in order to provide a combination of income and growth. These funds seek to maximize the growth potential of your investment while preserving the capital.

A balanced fund is right for you if you are looking for long-term growth possibilities with stability. Balanced funds tend to be costly but can be a worthwhile investment if want a diversified portfolio in one fund and you don’t want to manage your own asset mix or don’t have an advisor to do it for you.

Dividend based Mutual funds

These funds are designed specifically to provide maximum dividend opportunity. A dividend is how a company pays the people who own its stock. Dividend funds invest in high-quality common shares from blue chip companies (i.e., well-established, financially-sound companies), such as Reliance Industries or Infosys for example, and preferred shares. There is the potential for long-term capital growth. Dividend funds also receive preferential tax treatment, which reduces the amount of tax an investor has to pay on capital gains.

A dividend fund is right for you if you have an interest in investing in corporations and receiving any profits made by the fund on a regular basis.

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