Mutual Funds

Learn about mutual funds and how they differ from other investments such as ETFs. Or explore other investing topics:

How Can You Think Like a Fund Manager?

What lessons about portfolio management can we learn from two different types of fund managers?

Fixed Income Funds: Income and Diversification

If you're considering fixed income investments to diversify your portfolio and get a steady income stream, you might want to consider fixed income mutual funds.

ETF vs. Mutual Fund: It Depends on Your Strategy

Support your strategy and portfolio by knowing when to invest in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), index funds, and actively managed mutual funds.

What Are Money Market Funds, and How Do They Work?

Money market funds typically invest in higher-yield, short-term debt securities. Learn how they work, their pros and cons, and if they make sense for you.

How to Search for Funds on

Choosing investments doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Watch to learn how to use ETF and Mutual Fund Screeners to help find low-expense index funds.

How to Buy Funds on

Before building your first investing portfolio, learn how to buy funds and calculate how much to invest.

6 Things to Know About How Mutual Funds Work

How do mutual funds work? Learn about the tax on mutual funds, mutual fund prices, and how mutual funds make money.

Are Mutual Funds a Good Investment?

Mutual funds may be a good investment for anyone looking for diversification in their portfolios. Learn whether mutual funds can be the right investment for you.

How Index Funds Could Beat Hedge Funds over Time

Warren Buffett bet $1,000,000 that an index fund would perform better than hedge funds. See how an S&P 500® index fund stacked up against a hedge fund manager's selections.

What is a Mutual Fund?

What is a mutual fund? A mutual fund is a professionally managed fund that lets you pool your money with other investors to purchase a collection of securities. Learn more about mutual funds and their benefits.