Gold mutual fund

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Gold mutual fund

A mutual fund that primarily invests in gold-mining companies' stock.
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Gold Mutual Fund

A mutual fund or other investment company that invests predominantly or exclusively in securities related to gold. For example, it may invest in futures contracts or options in gold itself or in stock in gold mining companies. See also: Precious Metals Fund.
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