Do mutual fund terms still confuse you? Let’s help. This article explains some common mutual fund terms in simple English.
Mutual Funds 🍕
Let’s start from the beginning, right? A mutual fund is similar to gathering funds to buy a box of pizza from a chef. Mutual funds pool money from various small investors to make massive investments at once.
The Fund Manager 👨🏾🍳
The fund manager is like the chef who you trust with your money to make a great pizza. After pooling the money together, he goes around to source the right materials to make a great pizza. In essence, the fund manager is the professional who oversees the money invested in a mutual fund; to make sure it earns more money.
The Trustee 👨🏾⚖️
To ensure the chef does things right, you need someone to monitor that he delivers the exact pizza he promised. So, a supervisor steps in. That’s exactly what the trustee does. Trustees ensure that fund managers invest your money rightly and earn you correct returns.
The Registrar 👩🏾💻
Now, what if the pizza gets ready and the chef claims you didn’t pay him? Well, that will be impossible if you had a legitimate receipt right? A registrar, in the case of a mutual fund, provides you with that receipt.
Mutual Fund Types 🍕🍕🍕
Just as you have various pizza types, you have mutual fund types. The common ones are equity funds, fixed-income funds, and balanced funds. Equity funds invest your money in shares of high-flying companies that are carefully selected. While fixed-income funds invest in low-risk investments that are backed by a promise - government debt for instance; in which the government borrows x and agrees to pay back with a certain percentage. Finally, balanced funds. As the name suggests, they mix the earlier options.
Risk Assessment 🕵🏾♀️
Moving on, every good chef should understand how much spice you can handle before making your pizza, right? So, they ask and craft something in line with that. We at Cowrywise are good chefs also. Before you invest in any fund, we take you through a spice test (risk assessment). Based on the results, we suggest the best-fit funds for you. Equity mutual funds are very spicy, that is they are for high-risk investors. On the other hand, fixed-income funds are a little bit spicy, while balanced funds are moderately spicy.
You can take a simple risk assessment and Get started.
To better explain these mutual fund terms, we made this video for you.
How can I collect my money back once is mature
You sell the units.
Hw can I get my money back…. When I have emergency cases….. cause am in need of it now😫🥺
How can I collect my money back once is mature.on mutual benefit
there is a sell option …or am I wrong?
Yes, there is
What a great teaching today Mr. Ope. Thank you sir. Please, i plead for more of these teachings
Well explained, well understood
Thanks for teaching Mr ope
Good and straight to the point.
Teaching is in-born in you; keep it up.
How can I turn my daily savings to investment for Mutual funds
Once they mature, you can transfer them to mutual funds.
I always love your teaching… Can’t wait for another 😘🤩😍
Very much thanks for this update. But please put me to light in a situation you are to contribute a fixed amount to run for let’s say three years and along the line one is not able to make it to the end due to unforseen circumstances after a period of say five months. What will happen to his contribution?
It will keep earning.
What about me that I invest with #1000,and I cash back with dat 1000,which kind of invest is that
This is insightful and i like the pizza explanation thingy. Is mutual fund risk free or there is any chance of default?
Thanks for your kind words. There varying risk levels for mutual funds. On Cowrywise, we have hem categorized from low-risk to high-risk. To find your best fit, we’ll take you through a short risk assessment.
That’s great to know.
What is the parcentage interest rate of all the mutual funds?
Lol! May be free investment ,😂🤣😁
Thank you very much for the explanation. It breaks the whole concept down to perfectly understandable bits.
Now, my question is this – high risk mutual fund investments, where the YTD earning is something negative (as sometimes seen on the CowryWise platform), how do people actually make money from those?
I am always happy and expectant to get a mail from you, Ope, because I know I am about to learn something new.
Thank you for teaching with the whole illustration, I understood mutual funds better.
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How do you know the maturation period
Only savings plans on Cowrywise have maturity dates.
You can purchase and sell your investments on Cowrywise at any time.
However, we always advise you to stick to a long-term investment strategy.
Thank you vary much ope for your explanations.
My question is can one deposit dollar In cowrywise stash??????????.??..
Nice of u cowrywises keep it up.
I believe cowrywise is gonna make this country different.
Why did they stop automatic debit oooooooo