Mutual Fund Benchmarks
Comparing a fund to its relevant benchmarks shows how the fund is performing in relation to other funds and investments in the same category. For example, the
It's important to remember that comparing one mutual fund to another might not be an apples-to-apples comparison. For example, comparing returns from a real estate fund to those of a mid-cap fund would not be a useful benchmark.
Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of a mutual fund carefully before investing. A prospectus contains this and other information. A mutual fund prospectus is available through www.scottrade.com or through a Scottrade branch office. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing.