Finance: What is an Aggressive Growth Fund, A GO GO Fund, A High Octane Fund?

What is an Aggressive Growth Fund, A GO GO Fund, A High Octane Fund? An aggressive growth fund (also referred to as GO GO or high octane) is a type of mutual fund that invests in aggressive growth stocks. These stocks are expected to see substantial growth, but are really volatile and risky. They allow for a chance at big returns without taking as much risk as investing in individual growth stocks because of differentiation among multiple stocks.

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income funds usually a combo of stocks and bonds so in theory the funds value [Value tree appears]

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grows but it also throws off a lot of cash along the way then there are just

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growth funds notice the word aggressive isn't in there on the volatility

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spectrum well they live out here right-hand side of the bell curve when [Growth funds on right side of a bell curve]

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times are good they're very good when times are bad they're also not good in a

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good year a growth fund can be up 15 20 % maybe more in a bad year well down

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the same so now tack on the word aggressive in front of [Man puts aggressive label on investment fund file]

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that fund flavor and you can maybe double the volatility for the good and

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the bad and the high-octane fund is you know an allegory for gasoline on a fire [Man with gasoline tank by a fire]

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it can really roast you nicely and warmly in the cold night or it can well [Fire creates explosion and man runs away]

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do that so what do aggressive growth funds like these invest in you know go

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go aggressive let's go not just once but twice

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well they invest in typically risky volatile stocks a whole lot of

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technology stocks that are unproven small tech companies are regular

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favorite of this class is this little company the next Amazon in 20 years or [Woman sat at a computer desk]

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is it Pieceocrap.com well over long periods of time and

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inside of bull market era like decades where the market generally goes

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up like it has been since 2009 while aggressive growth funds might compound

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at 11 12 13 14 15% something like that whereas a bit more conservative

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just growth funds might only compound at 8 9 or 10% but those two

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percentage points of compounding actually matter a lot over the long-run

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remember that rule of 72 well take the compound interest and divide it into 72 [Rule of 72 on a 100 dollar bill]

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and that's how long it takes to double well it applies here as well the

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aggressive, in aggressive growth fund should in theory anyway add two percent

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in returns or reward in good times thanks in large part to the added risk

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taken in that category so 36 years pass and that aggressive growth fund all else

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being equal should be double of what a normal growth fund should be but with a [Aggressive and Growth funds marked on a graph]

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whole lot more volatility see that 2% divided into our little rule of 72 thing

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there well that's 36 years to double with that extra 2% so if you can handle

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the volatile, violent, flame field rocky mountain style peaks and volatility [Lava spews out of volcano]

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valleys of depression canyon and kill me now cave well then you'll love the view

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from Everest Lookout and punitive taxes peak if you're an investor like the

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wealthy and aggressive go go high octane funds yeah go go for it [Woman skiing on mountain and falls off the edge]