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Centuria Financial Group

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David P. McCabe,

WMCP®, ChFC®, CLU®

Financial Planner, Prudential Advisors

david.mccabe@prudential.com

 

Jason M. Bowers,

RICP®, CDFA®

Financial Planner, Prudential Advisors

jason.bowers@prudential.com

 

Nathaniel D. High, RICP®

Financial Planner, Prudential Advisors

nathaniel.high@prudential.com

 

Nicholas Over

Financial Planner, Prudential Advisors

nicholas.over@prudential.com

 

Melissa L. Lang

Client Relations Manager, Prudential Advisors

melissa.lang@prudential.com

 

Centuria Financial Group

2333 Baltimore Blvd Suite B

Finksburg, MD 21048

 

Phone:  443-952-7232

March/April 2022

Is a Balanced Fund Right for You?

Is a Balanced Fund Right for You

Balanced funds are mutual funds* that offer a fixed allocation of stocks and bonds. Their investment goal is a mix of capital growth and income with low volatility. You may want to consider balanced funds if you’re near retirement or have a lower tolerance for investment risk.


What’s in the Fund?
Balanced funds typically hold 50% - 70% of their portfolios in stocks and the remainder in investment-grade bonds and cash. They offer a convenient way to achieve diversification** with a single fund. Expenses tend to be low, and investments are periodically rebalanced to retain the fund’s stated asset allocation. Retirees and other investors having a low tolerance for risk may appreciate the moderate growth and steady income provided by these funds.


Stocks and Bonds
Balanced funds typically invest in the stocks of large, well-established companies and companies that pay dividends. Because the fund invests across a variety of stock types, the effects of underperforming stocks or market sectors may be minimized.


The fund’s fixed-income component consists of investment-grade bonds, such as AAA-rated corporate debt and U.S. Treasuries, that provide income from interest. Stability from fixed-interest securities helps prevent wide fluctuations in the share price of a balanced mutual fund.

Some Disadvantages
Certain strategies, such as tax planning and laddering bonds to take advantage of interest rate changes, aren’t possible with a balanced fund. Funds also may lack exposure to international markets that often perform differently from U.S. markets. Additionally, the fund’s cash component may lower returns.


Your financial professional can review the pros and cons of balanced funds to determine if they fit with your goals.


*Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the fund before investing. Contact the issuing firm to obtain a prospectus, which should be read carefully before investing or sending money. Because mutual fund values fluctuate, redeemed shares may be worth more or less than their original value. Past performance won’t guarantee future results. An investment in mutual funds may result in the loss of principal.


** Diversification cannot eliminate the risk of investment losses. Past performance won’t guarantee future results. An investment in stocks or mutual funds can result in a loss of principal.

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