What Is in Your Mutual Fund Shareholder Report?

Looking at a mutual fund shareholder report can provide you with a lot of important information. Here are some of the things that you should expect to find in a mutual fund shareholder report.

Current Holdings

In a mutual fund shareholder report, you are going to see the mutual fund's current holdings. This means that you will be able to see exactly what the mutual fund has invested in over the course of the last year. This is important for you to look at when trying to determine whether the mutual fund has stuck to its investment strategy.

Performance

You will also be able to see the mutual fund's historical performance. You will be able to see how the fund has performed over the last year and whether this is consistent with how it has performed over a longer period of time. Most likely, the report will have some charts or bar graphs to illustrate the fund's performance.

Expenses

You will also be able to see what the mutual fund's expenses are. The report will outline the expense ratio that you will have to pay over the coming year and will detail exactly what the fund is using the money for.

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