5 Great Mutual Funds To Consider In 2018

As you settle into the first quarter of the year, it’s time to revisit and rebalance your investor portfolio. There’s no doubt that picking the right investments is challenging with our society of ever-fluctuating business cycles and ever-changing politics. However, no investor ever made money by sitting on the sidelines.

The key to picking great investments is to do your research, study past performance of potential investments, gauge the risk and likelihood of a positive return and invest according to your risk profile.

With that being said, we wanted to make the research a bit easier for you. Here are five great mutual funds to consider in 2018.

1. Vanguard 500 Index Fund (VFINX)

  • Type: Broad Index
  • Minimum Investment: $3,000
  • Expenses: 0.14 percent or $14 annually for every $10,000 invested

Vanguard has a solid portfolio of mutual funds. Vanguard is also one of the best known mutual funds around. VFINX primarily holds U.S. large cap stocks like those found in the S&P 500 index. This means that when large, well-known companies such as Google and Apple do well, so will your investments. Invest in this mutual fund if you want to invest in the stability of large U.S. stocks.