A mutual fund which invests in bonds, typically with the objective of providing...
A mutual fund that invests in various kinds and grades of bonds, with income as the primary objective.
(1) A colloquial term for a municipal securities investment company. The investment company holds a diversified portfolio of municipal securities and units or shares in the investment company are sold to investors. There are two basic types of bond funds
A fund that invests primarily in bonds, whether they are issued by corporations, municipalities, or the U.S. government and related agencies. Bond funds generally emphasize income over growth, and can generate either taxable or tax-free income.
mutual fund that invests in income-producing instruments which may include corporate, government, mortgage, asset-backed, foreign or municipal bonds.
A bond mutual fund specializes in pooling the purchase of bonds into a diversified, managed portfolio. Most bond fund portfolios pay income, which can be reinvested or distributed, on a monthly basis. Bond fund maturities can be a short as one year and as long as 30-years. The disadvantage of a bond fund is that it's not a bond. It has neither a fixed yield nor a contractual obligation to give investors back their principal at some later maturity date â€” the two key characteristics of individual bonds. However, there are many varieties of bond funds, including government, corporate, and municipal. In the case of corporate bonds, which can be volatile, a diversified fund could be the better option than buying individual issues.
Invests primarily in high quality government and corporate bonds and debentures. The focus of the fund is capital protection and maximization of income returns.
A mutual fund with a portfolio consisting mainly of bonds, characterized by relatively low investment risk.
A fund that invests mainly in corporate, municipal, U.S. Treasury securities, etc. The main focus of such funds is income rather than capital gains.
A sum of money or other resources set aside for the payment of interest and principal on bonds. The fund is a distinct financial or fiscal entity and subject to special regulations, restrictions, or limitations.
An investment company that invests in long-term debt securities. A bond fund may restrict its investments to certain categories of bonds, such as corporate, municipal, or foreign bonds, or it may hold many types of bonds.--See also Corporate Bond Fund; Municipal Bond Fund.
An investment company that invests in longterm debt securities; may specialize in certain bond categories, such as corporate or municipal.
a company that invests in a pool of mixed debt instruments, or bonds
a mutual fund targeted at the buying and selling of bonds
an easy way to invest in bonds and diversify your bond investments
(aka, Fixed Income Fund): Mutual funds that have higher risks than money market funds but seek to pay higher yields. Not restricted to high-quality or short-term investments (as are Money Market Funds). Because there are many different types of bonds, bond funds can vary dramatically in their risks and rewards. Long-term bond funds invest in bonds with longer maturities (a longer length of time until final payout). The values of long-term bonds can go up and down more rapidly than those of shorter-term bond funds.
A fund whose portfolio invests in interest-paying securities like government or corporate bonds (see also Treasuries). Corporate bonds, unlike stocks, do not represent an ownership interest in a company, but rather an indebtedness issued by the company. Bond funds are more interested in paying shareholders steady income than in capital growth.
mutual fund, which invests in bonds, typically with the intent of providing stable income, in excess of cash, with minimal capital risk. Bond funds depending on the purpose can invest in a variety of bonds including government- and municipal-bonds, corporate bonds and emerging market bonds.
A mutual fund with holdings consisting mainly of bonds.
Investment fund that invests its assets exclusively in fixed-income securities.
A type of mutual fund whose investment policy is to provide stable income with a minimum of capital risks. It invests in both bonds and preferred stocks.
A mutual fund that hold corporate, municipal, or U.S. Treasury bonds with the objective of security of principal with as much income as possible.
A unit trust that invests in bonds, generally with the investment objective of providing stable income and minimal risk of loss.
A fund that invests primarily in bonds, whether they are issued by corporations, municipalities, or government and related agencies. Bond funds generally emphasize income over growth, and are based around the idea of providing a stable income with a minimum of risk.
An alternate name for the Debt Service Fund. See: FLOW OF FUNDS – Debt Service Fund.
A mutual fund specializing in the purchase of bonds. By diversifying, the fund spreads risk. Bond funds pay regular distributions.
A mutual fund that emphasizes income—consistent with risk, rather than growth—by investing in corporate, municipal, or U.S. government debt obligations, or some combination.
Bond funds are mutual funds/unit trusts that invest primarily in bonds and provide diversification by investing in a variety of bonds according to guidelines set in the funds' prospectuses. Bond funds are usually categorized by the types of bonds they invest in, for example: municipal, government, corporate, and international. As with individual bonds, the value of bond funds typically falls when interest rates rise, and rises when interest rates fall. A bond fund's dividends will vary. Bond funds involve risk to principal.
Mutual fund that invests primarily in government and corporate bonds.
See Income Fund.
A type of mutual fund based on bonds.
A fund with a portfolio consisting primarily of bonds.
A mutual fund that invests in government, corporate, or tax-exempt bonds with different maturity dates
A type of mutual fund whose investment policy is to provide stable income with a minimum of capital risks. It may invest in corporate, government or municipal bonds.
A mutual fund that invests exclusively in bonds.
A type of mutual fund that invests in government, corporate and other bonds. Most bond funds are created to provide income to shareholders and, unlike bonds, never mature or guarantee repayment.
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Type of mutual fund that invests in bond and preferred stocks with the idea of providing a stable income with a minimum of risk.
A mutual fund whose investment objective is to provide stable income while taking on minimal risk.
A diversified portfolio of municipal securities sold to investors in units or shares by the investment company which owns the fund.
A mutual fund which invests in different bond issues. A bond fund may invest in one particular type of bond such as corporate or U.S. Government, or in all different types of bonds. Common objectives of bond funds are stability and income.
A mutual fund whose portfolio consists primarily of bonds.
A portfolio of municipal bonds sponsored by registered investment companies that offer shares to investors either through (1) closed-end funds or unit investment trusts, which offer shares of a fixed portfolio of municipal bonds; or (2) open-end or managed funds, which offer shares in a managed portfolio of municipal bonds whose size will vary as shares are purchased or redeemed.
A bond fund is a mutual fund that focuses on income and preservation of capital by investing mainly in bonds. The fund may include bonds with short-term, intermediate-term or long-term maturities. The fund can be taxable or tax-free.
A type of unit trust investing in bonds, rather than shares, and paying investors an income.
A mutual fund that invests in bonds; generally, corporate, municipal, or U.S. Government debt obligations. Bond funds typically emphasize income as an investment objective rather than growth.
Bond mutual funds invest in bonds to produce income. Unlike individual bonds, bond funds have no fixed maturity date and no guaranteed interest rate. Nor do they promise to return your principal. Their appeal is that you can usually invest a much smaller amount of money than you would need to buy a portfolio of bonds on your own, making it easier to diversify your fixed-income investments. There is a great variety of bond funds, each with a specific investment strategy. For example, some funds invest in long-term, and others in short-term, bonds. Some buy government bonds, while others buy corporate bonds or municipal bonds. Finally, some buy investment-grade bonds, while others focus on high-yield bonds. In other words, you could buy a long-term, investment-grade municipal bond fund, a short-term, high-yield corporate bond fund-or almost any other combination.
A bond fund is a collective investment scheme that invests in bonds.