aggressive growth fund

Aggressive Growth Mutual Fund

A mutual fund that invests primarily or exclusively in high-risk, high-return securities. They may invest in IPOs and quickly re-sell; they also commonly invest in options. Very little of the income from an aggressive growth mutual fund comes from dividends; rather, most of its earnings come from capital appreciation. They have a high degree of volatility, and tend to correlate highly with stock market performance; that is, they do well when stock markets do well and poorly otherwise. Some analysts believe that while aggressive growth mutual funds correlate in this way, they do so more strongly, meaning that their values increase and decrease more steeply than stock markets as a whole.

aggressive growth fund

An investment company that attempts to maximize capital gains by investing in the stocks of companies that offer the potential of very rapid growth. Aggressive growth funds tend to produce very high returns in bull markets and relatively large losses in bear markets. Shares of an aggressive growth fund produce very little current income and are subject to wide variations in value. Also called performance fund.
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