What Is the Janus Fund?


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According to the fund's filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Janus Fund is a diversified alternatives mutual fund. The Janus Fund website states that the fund invests in high-quality, above-average earning franchises. The fund inception year was 1970.

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As of 2015, the Janus Fund has investments in information technology, health care, industrial, financial and many other sectors, according to the Janus Fund website. Most of the fund's holdings are in North America, but it has holdings in Europe and Asia as well. Some of the fund's top holdings are with Allergen, Google, Home Depot, Facebook and Mastercard. The company's largest investment is with Apple, with 5 percent of the fund's holdings in Apple investments. Some of the fund's top contributors are Facebook, Comcast, Atmel and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

The Janus Fund website provides much more information about the fund for investors. The site offers a current fact sheet and portfolio commentary in portable document format. It also offers information about the fund's approach, performance and risk, and additional holdings details. It also provides performance percentages for the past year, as well as percentages for the past three-, five- and 10-year periods. Net asset value, total net assets and expense ratio information are also available.

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