What it is:
How it works/Example:
A blend fund differs from a traditional fund, which usually focus exclusively on one asset class such as value stocks or highly rated domestic bonds. Instead, a blend fund will own investments across several asset classes, providing more diversification in one fund than traditionally available.
For example, a blend mutual fund might own 25% value stocks, 25% growth stocks, and 50% high-quality bonds. An investor purchasing this fund will thus gain exposure to growth and value stocks, as well as bonds, without having to purchase three different funds.