Before making investment decisions, it’s important to learn the fundamentals of mutual funds, as well as their associated risks and benefits.

ABCs of investing

You don’t have to know everything about investing to be good at it. Here’s the groundwork for what you need to know to make wise investment decisions.

What are mutual funds?

Review the basics about mutual funds and learn about their benefits.

Types of mutual funds

Learn more about mutual fund types and their objectives, as well as how to find funds that meet your objectives.

Understanding risk

When it comes to investing, finding the right balance of risk and reward to help meet your long-term goals is important. Learn how to get comfortable with these two elements of investing.

Market perspective

During periods of market volatility, your emotions and confidence can fall and rise with the latest market news. Look for perspective with these resources.

Saving outside your plan

Besides your retirement plan, there are other tax-deferred investment options to consider, from IRAs to variable annuities to special college savings programs. Find out more.

Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value.

Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses, which can be obtained from a financial professional or downloaded and should be read carefully before investing.