Investor Glossary-income fundInvestor Glossary-income fundInvestor Glossary-income fundInvestor Glossary-income fundInsightful stock market charts - Click here
investor
Categories    # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Income Fund

The HTML to link to this page
 

An income fund is a mutual fund structured to provide maximum income. To achieve this goal, an income fund selects investments that typically provide dividends or interest. These investments include bonds, especially high-yield bonds; and preferred stocks, which guarantee dividends. Blue-chip stocks often provide income as well, since they are the stocks of large companies that can afford to pay dividends. An income fund is popular among risk-averse investors, including the retired, who want to preserve as much of their assets as possible. An income fund does not grow in value as much as a growth fund; this is the trade-off for the current earnings of the income fund. An income fund typically invests in low-growth sectors of the economy.



Rate this income fund definition...

Learn about investing with the Investor Glossary Term of the Day


Click here for insightful stock market charts. Where is the market headed? The answer may surprise you. Find out
with the exclusive & Barron's recommended charts of Chart of the Day.


Popular Terms: in escrow, wholly-owned subsidiary, risk management, phantom income, class C shares, deferred tax, minority interest, 1031 exchange, command economy, stock market close, VIX, 144a, average price per share, cancelled check, deferred revenue, 401a, 1035 exchange, EBITDA, required rate of return, debt service coverage, option premium, current ratio, margin rate, open position, limit order, reverse mortgage, FICO score, Zero Cost Collar, covered put, ex-dividend, FTSE, real GDP, liquidity ratio, LIBOR, labor relations, balance sheet, implied volatility, Key Rate Duration, irrevocable trust, diluted share, quality assurance, retained earnings, stock split, inflation, APR, ex-dividend date, dividends payable, annual return, per diem


Accounting | Banking | Bonds | Brokers | Economy | Futures | Mutual Funds | Options | Real Estate | Retirement | Stocks | Taxes | Technical Analysis
Investor Glossary | Term of the Day | Suggest a Term | Chart of the Day | Dogs of the Dow
©2004-2016 Investor Glossary - All rights reserved - Terms of Use