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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ProFunds Biotechnology UltraSector, Franklin Biotechnology Discovery and Fidelity Select Biotechnology were rated highly by Zacks Independent Research Service because of good year-to-date returns as of September 2013. Th... More »

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As of December 18, 2014, some top-rated Vanguard mutual funds were Vanguard Long-Term Treasury Investor, Vanguard PRIMECAP Core Investor and Vanguard Capital Opportunity Investor, according to Zacks, Investment Research.... More »

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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 Dreyfus Strategic Value Fund is ranked positively as a large value fund, and the Third Century Fund is ranked highly as a large blend fund, according to U.S. News and World Report. For investors looking for federal t... More »

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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