A mutual fund is a investment fund that pools money from many investors to purchase securities. Mutual fund it is most commonly applied only to those collective investment vehicles that are regulated and sold to the general public.
Real estate markets in most countries are not as organized or efficient as markets for other, more liquid investment instruments since individual properties are unique to themselves and not directly interchangeable.
The price sharply rebounded after the crisis and rose to US$82 a barrel in 2009. In July 2008 oil reached a record peak of US$145 but by February 2009 it sank beneath $40 a barrel. On 31 January 2011, the Brent price hit $100 a barrel.