Mutual fund basics

Brush up on your mutual fund knowledge and learn how mutual funds can help you reach your investment goals.

Learn more about mutual funds

What are mutual funds?

Mutual funds deliver portfolio diversification and provide professional money management through a cost-effective and convenient solution.

Mutual funds 101

Whether you’re saving for retirement, a child’s education or other important goals, there’s a wide variety of mutual funds options that can help you reach your goals.  We cover the basics of mutual funds to help you make more informed investment decisions.

Understanding fees and expenses

Understanding the costs associated with mutual funds is an important part of your purchase decision. Our 3-minute video will help you learn more about how mutual fund fees work.

Mutual fund asset class types

There is a wide variety of mutual funds available to meet different investment goals. They can be categorized by the four major asset classes in which they may invest: cash equivalents, income, equity and balanced.

Scotia Essentials Portfolios™

Everything you need in one portfolio to help meet your longer-term goals, combining ScotiaFunds® and cost-effective Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).

Scotia Selected® Portfolios

A diversified mix of ScotiaFunds and Dynamic Funds in convenient all-in-one portfolios.

Scotia INNOVA Portfolios®

One-stop portfolios that blend traditional and non-traditional asset classes to achieve long-term growth with less market sensitivity.

Scotia Partners Portfolios®

Diversified mutual fund portfolios that offer a world of opportunities in a single investment.

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