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What’s a mutual fund?

It’s a collection of professionally selected stocks, bonds, cash or other types of investments managed together in one fund.
Here are some common investment categories:

Equity (stocks)

Equity funds invest in the shares of companies, and are generally more risky than other investments.

Fixed income (bonds)

Fixed income funds invest in debt (bonds) and are generally more conservative than equities; however, they can lose money.


International funds invest in stocks and bonds outside the U.S. and tend to be more risky than other equity investments.


Multi-asset funds invest in a combination of other investment categories and carry the risks of those underlying securities.
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A range of funds for every goal

Investing in mutual funds can help you save and grow your money for the things that are important to you. Consider when you will need the money and how much risk you’re comfortable with.

What are you saving for?


A rainy day

Prepare for emergencies with lower risk mutual funds that seek to keep your investment stable and accessible when you need it.

The retirement you want—when you want it

Pursue retirement on your terms with mutual funds of various risk levels in your employer’s retirement plan, an IRA, or a brokerage account.

A new home

Growing family? Thinking about a bigger place? Whatever your plans, mutual funds can help you invest for your goals, such as your next home.



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We’re the only company to win “Best Mixed Assets Large Fund Group” four times in a row for the TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Active and Index Series, Lifestyle Series and Managed Allocation Funds.1
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1 The Lipper Large Fund Award is given to the group with the lowest average decile ranking of three years’ Consistent Return for eligible funds over the three-year period with at least five equity, five bond, or three mixed-asset portfolios. Note this award pertains to mutual funds within the TIAA-CREF group of mutual funds; other funds distributed by Nuveen Securities were not included. From Thomson Reuters Lipper Awards, © 2018 Thomson Reuters. All rights reserved. Used by permission and protected by the Copyright Laws of the United States. The printing, copying, redistribution, or retransmission of this Content without express written permission is prohibited. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Certain funds have fee waivers in effect. Without such waivers ratings could be lower. For current performance, rankings and prospectuses, please visit the Research and Performance section on Nuveen Securities, LLC, member FINRA and SIPC.