A mutual fund is a pool of money managed by a qualified Fund Manager.
Specified objective to invest in debt fund is to have fixed income products like bonds, debentures, government securities and it is risk-free, while the equity fund is invested in stocks and other equity instruments.
Some common categories of mutual funds are:
Equity funds – Funds that meant for stocks and other equity instruments
Debt funds – Funds that invest only in fixed income instruments
Money market funds – Funds that participate in short-term money market instruments
Hybrid funds – Funds that divide investments between equity and debt to create equilibrium
Absolute return is the easy increase (or decrease) in your asset in terms of percentage. It does not take into account the time taken for this change.
it is also known as a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR). It is a rate of return over an investment (ROI) period. It is a smoothened rate since it measures the progress of an investment as if it had full-grown at a stable rate, on a yearly compounded basis.