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Glossary Term: GROWTH FUND

Definition(s) for GROWTH FUND:


1. ) refers to a type of fund that picks the fastest-growing companies on the market. Growth managers are willing to take more risk and pay a premium for their stocks in an effort to build a portfolio of companies with above-average earnings momentum or price appreciation. Growth stock funds usually have higher return volatility than most funds. This means that if the market declines, a growth fund's return will tend to decline more than the overall market. On the upside, if the market rallies, growth funds typically outperform most market indices such as the S&P 500.

2. ) A Mutual Fund That Emphasizes Stocks Of Companies Believed To Have Above-Average Potential For Growth In Revenue, Earnings, Cash Flow, Or Other Similar Criteria. These Stocks Typically Have Low Dividend Yields And Above-Average Prices In Relation To Such Measures As Earnings And Book Value.



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