Find out more about mutual funds – a diversified portfolio of investments that are professionally managed by a mutual fund company, and can be bought and sold in an RBC Direct Investing account.
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Mutual funds are managed by portfolio managers who buy and sell the securities in the fund’s portfolio and monitor market conditions. Many funds are actively managed, meaning that the portfolio manager selects securities according to his or her investment philosophy and judgment in an attempt to outperform the market. Other funds, known as index funds, are passive investments that attempt to simply mirror a market index, such as the S&P/TSX Composite Index of Canadian stocks.Learn more
When you purchase a mutual fund, you're investing in a diversified portfolio of investments that can include stocks, bonds and cash. Diversification can reduce risk by spreading assets among various asset classes, geographic regions or industrial sectors.
Actively managed mutual funds allow you to take advantage of professional investment management. The cost of the portfolio manager's expertise, called a Management Expense Ratio or MER, is shared by all the fund's investors