Investing In Your Future

Investing Basics

Want to learn more about mutual funds and investing but don't know where to turn? We've got you covered. Here's some information to help you quickly learn a few basic investment terms and principles.

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Getting Started with Investing

Types of Investment Accounts

Whatever your goals are – retirement, saving for college or something else – State Farm® offers a variety of investing options to help you reach them.

Types of Investment Accounts That Can Help You Reach Your Goals

Compounding Investment Returns

Reinvesting your earnings is a great way to grow your investments. The benefits of compounding won't appear over night, but they can make a big difference over time.

Increase Your Investment Returns Through Compounding

Market Indexes

If your investing mix includes stocks – and many do – you'll probably want to keep an eye on the markets. Here are details about key market indexes in the United States.

Discover Popular Market Indexes

Understanding Mutual Funds

Mutual funds can be great investments, but many investors don't really know what they are. We'll help you understand them better.

Find out If Mutual Funds Are Right for You

Managing Investment Risk

Market Volatility

Markets fluctuate, and nobody knows for sure what they'll do next. But that's ok. We have some advice to help you thrive in the long run.

Find Out How to Reduce the Impact of Market Volatility


Ever hear the phrase, "don't put your eggs all in one basket?" Turns out that's terrific investment advice.

Learn How Diversification Can Protect Your Investments

Asset Allocation

You can't completely eliminate risk when you invest. But you can follow a strategy that minimizes it.

Splitting Your Investments Across Investment Types Can Be a Good Thing

Dollar-Cost Averaging

Buy low. Sell high. If only it was really that simple. Fortunately for investors, there's a more reliable way to handle with fluctuating market conditions.

Learn How You Can Smooth Out the Effects of Market Fluctuation

Dividend/Capital Gain Distribution and Wash Sales

You can purchase and redeem mutual funds any day the market is open. But if you'd like to reduce your tax liability, sometimes it's better to wait.

Discover How Dividend/Capital Gain Distribution and Wash Sales Impact You

Risk Disclosures

Investing involves risk, including potential for loss.


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