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Chapter 11. The Name Game—Understanding ... > Getting to Know the Major Investment... - Pg. 112

The Name Game--Understanding the Different Types of Mutual Funds 112 Terms to Know A prospectus is a printed report describing a particular fund to prospective investors. It explains the fund's overall investment goals, how the manager expects to achieve these goals, what he or she will charge you for trying to reach them, and the fund's potential for gain or loss (i.e., risk vs. return). Growth Investing Growth-oriented investments come in many flavors, with more being introduced all the time. There are as many types of stock mutual funds as there are flavors of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Warning!