A fixed-income fund provides periodic payments to holders and the eventual return of principal at maturity, reports Investopedia. As opposed to variable income securities, where payments change depending on factors such ... More »

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The Global Allocation Fund (MDLOX), the Strategic Income Opportunities Fund (BSIIX) and the Multi-Asset Income Fund (BAICX) are BlackRock mutual funds. As of 2015, BlackRock states on its website that these are its top m... More »

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There are several different types of mutual funds, including stock funds, target date funds, bond funds and money market funds, as reported by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Stock funds may also be kn... More »

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A no-load mutual fund is a type of mutual fund that doesn´t charge a commission or sales fee when the initial investment is made, but may charge a fee if the units are redeemed early, normally in the first 5 years, accor... More »

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The benefits of a public mutual fund include the variety of choices available within funds, convenience, liquid availability and professional money management, according to Investor Words. Most public mutual funds also a... More »

Different criteria determine what makes a worthy mutual fund, and the U.S. News Money website lists notable mutual funds available for investment. This website provides information about fund year-to-date performance as ... More »

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Dividend rates on mutual funds depend on the investments held by the fund. A properly diversified income portfolio includes mutual funds that invest in real estate and overseas interests, according to Kiplinger, a publis... More »

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