There is a small risk in growth funds and it requires you to invest five to ten years to see a decent return. Most growth funds provide a higher potential capital appreciation at a slightly higher risk.
Exchange Traded Funds are traded on stock exchanges. ETF's hold assets such as commodities, bonds, and stocks. They trade at pretty much the same price as the net asset value (the value of an entity's assets less the value of its liabilities) of underlying assets over the course of the trading day.
Index funds attempt to match the performance of a broad market index. These funds offer the same potential rewards and the same risks as the market. Index Funds provide an easy, cost-effective way to own stocks.
Get started in international investing through mutual funds. There are myriad International funds. Some focus on a single country or geographic region, and others invest all over the world. Educate yourself on how to analyze a foreign stock fund and find out which fund companies offer the best-performing international funds.
Value Funds holds stocks that are deemed to be undervalued in price, but are likely to pay dividends. One characteristic of a Value Fund are stocks with low price/earnings ratio which is an indication of an undervalued company.
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