Growth fund

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Growth fund

A mutual fund that invests primarily in stocks with a history of and future potential for capital gains.

Growth Fund

A portfolio or mutual fund in which the primary goal is capital appreciation of the securities represented therein. That is, the investor or shareholder does not expect dividends and most returns on investments come in higher share prices. This involves investing in companies with higher risk than other portfolios. For example, a growth fund will likely invest in a promising start-up with a great outlook instead of a blue-chip company with a reliable, but not exciting, outlook. In addition to risk, a growth fund requires a relatively long time horizon, as start-ups and similar companies often take time to appreciate. See also: Plow back, Buy low, sell high, Income fund, Growth and income fund.

growth fund

An investment company whose major objective is long-term capital growth. Growth funds offer substantial potential gains over time but vary significantly in price during bull and bear markets. This type of fund is most appropriate for someone who will not need to withdraw funds in the near future.

Growth fund.

A growth fund seeks to provide its shareholders with long-term capital appreciation.

Growth funds seek to achieve that objective by investing in growth stocks -- companies that reinvest earnings to build their business through expansion, acquisition, or research and development.

Growth funds, which may focus on companies of the same size -- say all small-caps -- or include companies of different sizes in their portfolios, tend to be more volatile than funds with more conservative goals, such as providing regular if modest income.

Not surprisingly, the greater the potential for profit that a growth fund may provide comes with the increased risk of losing capital.

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"We'd very much encourage business managers in the region to look at the development options that the Growth Fund might also facilitate for them."
Typically, growth funds, tend to be a bit more volatile than the overall market, but they also carry the potential for greater gains.
"In City of Greater Geelong, the Regional Growth Fund has invested more than $33 million into 45 projects which, once funding from other sources are included, are worth a total of nearly $400 million to Geelong," Mr Ryan said.
Hosted by regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers, which administers the Growth Fund, the event was designed to celebrate the positive impact on the region that the fund has had over the last four years, and to encourage attendees to put new names forward that might become part of their growing investee portfolio.
Mr Swales highlighted the importance of the Regional Growth Fund to businesses on Teesside and called on Mr Alexander to support a fourth round.
His hottest fund--up 49.7%--is the Van Wagoner Emerging Growth Fund, which features 110 holdings of fast-growing companies.
The other fund on offer is the Europe Equity Growth Fund which seeks to provide long-term capital growth by making an investment of at least 95% of its corpus in Allianz Europe Equity Growth Fund, which in turn invests mainly in European equity markets.
BE Group is responsible for all of the administration of the scheme and are accountable to the Government Regional Growth Fund for its delivery.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan joined Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development Peter Crisp in Mildura today to announce the Coalition Government would invest $150,000 in Nangiloc Colignan Farms' $1.5 million expansion, the Regional Growth Fund's 1,500th project.
Barrie Hensby, chief executive at NEL, says: "Given the fact that there is always a bedding-in period with any fund in the first few months after launch, the fact that we've now invested over half of the Growth Fund in almost exactly half its lifespan is extremely encouraging, and also provides a strong testament to the skills and tenacity of the NEL team.
Government and industry are urging businesses to apply for a share of Au300 million from the Regional Growth Fund before the deadline.
MORE than 75 representatives from the region's leading professional services firms joined local business representatives at an event to mark the second birthday of the pounds 20m Finance For Business North East Growth Fund.

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