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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 Overall Large Fund Company” five years in a row, from Thomson Reuters Lipper, an independent ratings organization.1
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1 The Thomson Reuters 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 ended 11/30/12, 11/30/13, 11/30/14, 11/30/15 and 11/30/2016, respectively. TIAA was ranked among 36 fund companies in 2012, 48 fund companies in 2013 and 2014,  37 fund companies in 2015 and 34 fund companies in 2016 with at least five equity, five bond, or three mixed-asset portfolios. Classification averages are calculated with all eligible share classes for each eligible classification. The calculation periods extend over 36, 60, and 120 months. The highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value within each eligible classification determines the fund classification winner over three, five, or ten years. From Thomson Reuters Lipper Awards, © 2017 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. Certain funds have fee waivers in effect. Without such waivers ratings could be lower. For current performance and rankings, please visit the Research and Performance section on TIAA.org. TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC, Teachers Personal Investors Services, Inc., and Nuveen Securities, LLC, members FINRA and SIPC, distribute securities products.