13th Nov 2009 by Gary
An individual stock of course pretty much defines itself. The success of failure of the equity is based up management, competitive advantage and quality of product or services. A mutual fund on the other hand, is an investment vehicle which can include a basket of equities, bonds and cash to create an instrument which caters to almost any investment goal of an individual or institution. A mutual fund usually will include all three of the above, blending them together to meet specific goals of those investing. In other words, they are weighted with a variety of stocks, bonds and cash to put together a fund focused on reaching specific investment goals.
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