Knowledge of just a few key concepts can help you get started as an investor and stay committed to your program over the long haul.

Investing Basics

  • Compound Interest

    Investing doesn’t require great wealth or complicated strategies. You just need to put today’s dollars – even small amounts – where time and compounding interest can help them grow.

  • Investing Affordably

    For some things you buy, if you pay more, you get more. But paying more for a mutual fund may mean you get less. Here's why.

  • Managing Volatility

    Financial market volatility – real or anticipated – is often accompanied by a strong emotional reaction. The simple reason: you’re human.



We've prepared a variety of articles on a number of topics to help you better understand what you mutual fund investment can accomplish — and how best to use it.

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