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 » Business & Finance Investing

Some of the highest-rated income mutual funds include the Wisdom Tree Dividend Ex-Financials Fund, the Pro Shares S&P 500 Aristocrats ETF and the Schwab U.S .Dividend Equity Fund, reports U.S. News & World Report. Income... More » Business & Finance Investing

Some reputable mutual funds that focus on income include Vanguard Dividend Growth, T Rowe Price Real Estate Fund, Fidelity Freedom Index Income Fund and T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund, notes Forbes. Mutual funds are pro... More » Business & Finance Investing
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