Fund overlap(redirected from Fund Overlaps)
Fund overlap may occur if more than one mutual fund or exchange traded fund (ETF) in your portfolio invests in the same underlying security or securities.
For example, you might own an ETF and an actively managed mutual fund that both hold a large number of shares in the same group of stocks. The result is that your portfolio may not be as diversified as you intend.
To prevent excessive overlap, it's always a good idea to review the major holdings listed in a fund's prospectus or on the fund company's website, making sure that you're not overweighting your portfolio with a security you already own through another investment.