Legal Info

The investment choices and services in this site are provided as general information only and are not intended to provide investment or other advice. Under no circumstances is the information contained herein to be used or considered as an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy a particular investment.

Not all securities, products or services described are available in all countries, and nothing on this site constitutes an offer or solicitation of these securities products or services in any jurisdiction where their offer or sale is not qualified or exempt from registration.

Information provided is obtained from sources deemed to be reliable, but TD Ameritrade, Inc. and its affiliated companies do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information or make any warranties with regard to the results to be obtained from its use. We suggest that you consult with your financial or tax advisor with regard to your individual situation.

Mutual Funds

Investment Returns, Risks and Complexities

Carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing. A prospectus, obtained by calling 800-431-3500, contains this and other important information about an investment company. Read carefully before investing.

A mutual fund is not FDIC-insured, may lose value, and is not guaranteed by a bank or other financial institution.

Performance quoted represents past performance, is no guarantee of future results, and may not provide an adequate basis for evaluating the performance of the product over varying market conditions or economic cycles. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

TD Ameritrade receives remuneration from mutual fund companies, including those participating in its no-load, no-transaction-fee program, for recordkeeping, shareholder services, and other administrative and distribution services. The amount of TD Ameritrade's remuneration for these services is based in part on the amount of investments in such funds by TD Ameritrade clients. PLEASE ALSO SEE IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL FUND FEE DISCLOSURE INFORMATION.

No-transaction-fee funds and other funds offered through TD Ameritrade have other fees and expenses that apply to a continued investment in the fund and are described in the prospectus.

Mutual funds, closed-end funds and exchange-traded funds are subject to market, exchange rate, political, credit, interest rate, and prepayment risks, which vary depending on the type of fund. International investments involve special risks, including currency fluctuations and political and economic instability. Asset allocation and diversification do not eliminate the risk of experiencing investment losses. Fund purchases may be subject to investment minimums, eligibility and other restrictions, as well as charges and expenses.

Although certain money market funds seek to preserve their value of your investment at $1 per share, it is possible to lose money by investing in such a fund. Certain money market funds may impose liquidity fees and redemption gates in certain circumstances.

Some mutual funds sold through TD Ameritrade impose a charge on the purchase of shares, called a "sales load." An investor may be able to purchase fund shares through TD Ameritrade without paying a front-end sales load, but an investor may be charged a fee, called a "contingent deferred sales charge," when the investor sells or redeems shares. TD Ameritrade may receive part or all of the sales load.

Some mutual funds offer reductions in front-end sales loads ("breakpoints") for purchases over certain amounts or purchases through Letters of Intent or Rights of Accumulation. Some funds also offer waivers of those loads, often to retirement plans or charities. Such breakpoints or waivers will be as further described in the prospectus. You, as the investor, should determine and obtain any breakpoints or waivers or provide TD Ameritrade with sufficient information to assist it in obtaining them.

Most mutual funds charge 2.00% on the redemption of shares (including by exchange) held for less than a certain number of calendar days. Performance figures reported do not reflect the deduction of this fee. If reflected, the fee would reduce the performance quoted. Please refer to the fund's prospectus for redemption fee information. TD Ameritrade may also charge its own short-term redemption fee.

See the SEC Guide to Mutual Funds for more information.

TD Ameritrade RISKS OF INVESTING IN FUNDS: PLEASE READ IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL MUTUAL FUND, EXCHANGE-TRADED FUND, AND CLOSED-END FUND RISK DISCLOSURES Research and planning tools are obtained by unaffiliated third-party sources deemed reliable by TD Ameritrade. However, TD Ameritrade does not guarantee their accuracy and completeness and makes no warranties with respect to results to be obtained from their use. The Investment Profile report is for informational purposes only.

Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Ratings: The Overall Rating is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating Metrics. Morningstar, Inc. is an independent publisher of mutual fund research and ratings. Ratings reflect a fund's risk-adjusted 3-, 5-, and 10-year total returns, including any sales charge. A fund is rated against all other funds in its category. Five stars are assigned to the top 10%; 4 stars to the next 22.5%; 3 stars to the next 35%; 2 stars to the next 22.5%; and 1 star to the bottom 10%. Morningstar only rates funds with at least a three-year history.

Morningstar Investment Management LLC is a registered investment adviser and subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. The Premier List represents what Morningstar Investment Management believes to be the "top picks" funds in each category from the universe of no-load funds with minimums less than $10,000 and open to new investors available on TD Ameritrade’s platform. The universe of mutual funds made available on TD Ameritrade’s platform does not include all mutual funds available in the marketplace. Both the universe of mutual funds defined by TD Ameritradeand the Premier List selected by Morningstar Investment Management are subject to change at any time without notice. Particular mutual funds on the Premier List may not be appropriate investments for you under your circumstances, and there may be other mutual funds or other investment options offered by TD Ameritrade that are more suitable. Morningstar Investment Management may have more favorable opinions of certain mutual funds which are not included in the universe of mutual funds made available through TD Ameritrade. The Morningstar Investment Management selections were based on qualitative factors and quantitative analysis in addition to the judgment of Morningstar Investment Management analysts. Morningstar Investment Management does not warrant this information to be accurate, complete or timely. Morningstar Investment Management is not responsible for any damages or losses arising from the use of this information and is not acting in the capacity of adviser to individual investors. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Neither Morningstar Investment Management nor Morningstar, Inc. is affiliated with TD Ameritrade or their affiliates. Morningstar, the Morningstar logo,, and the Morningstar Tools are either trademarks or service marks of Morningstar, Inc.

Instant X-Ray analyzes mutual funds, U.S.-based stocks, ADRs, plus cash and bond positions when entered using a ticker CASH$ or BOND$, respectively. No other security types are analyzed.

Certain funds, such as Rydex Dynamics Funds and Direxion, price twice a day if you trade them directly with the fund company. Trades placed with TD Ameritrade will be transacted once daily at the closing net asset value on the trade date and are subject to regular mutual fund settlement rules.

For a more complete discussion of risk factors applicable to each currency product, carefully read the particular product's prospectus.

Last Update: 05/17/16