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Stocks And Mutual Funds
Fred Waddell, Josephine Turner
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Pages / Length: 20
Publication Date: 09/10/1998

Stocks are the securities with which many people are most familiar. (The term "securities" means different types of investment instruments, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, options, and municipal bonds.) Mutual funds may include stocks or other types of securities. Mutual funds are purchased as shares, but they are shares in a large pool of securities managed by a professional investor. Purchasing stock outright and buying shares in a mutual fund are two common methods of investing. This publication gives an overviw of both.