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Glide Path

The change over time in a target date fund’s asset allocation mix to shift from a focus on growth to a focus on income.

Global Fund

A fund that invests primarily in securities anywhere in the world, including the United States.

Government Securities

Any debt obligation issued by a government or its agencies (e.g., Treasury Bills issued by the United States).

Growth and Income Fund

A fund that has a dual strategy of growth or capital appreciation and current income generation through dividends or interest payments

Growth Fund

A fund that invests primarily in the stocks of companies with above-average risk in return for potentially above-average gains. These companies often pay small or no dividends and their stock prices tend to have the most ups and downs from day to day.