Mutual Funds Terms and Definitions

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12b-1 fee
12b-1 funds
12b-1 plan
A shares
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA)
Abu Dhabi Investment Council (ADIC)
account fee
accumulation fund
accumulation plan
Acquired Fund Fees And Expenses (AFFE)
active index fund
active management
active-share study
actively managed ETF
advisor
advisor fee
after reimbursement expense ratio
aggressive growth fund
all-cap fund
alpha
amortized value
analyst
annual turnover
anti-reciprocal rule
appraisal ratio
asked price
asking price
asset allocation fund
asset management mandate
asset size
asset turnover
assets under management
attribution analysis
authorized participants
auto industry ETF
automatic investment plan
automatic reinvestment plan
automatic withdrawal
average cost basis method
average price per share
average weighted maturity
B shares
back-end load
back-end load fund
balanced fund
bank's in-house fund
banker's acceptance
basket
basket product
bear funds
below par
benchmark for correlation values
benchmark risk
best ask
best bid
beta
bias ratio
bid
bid/ask spread
biotechnology industry ETF
blend fund
blue chip fund
bogey
Bond ETF
bond fund
bond mutual fund
Brazil ETF
breaking the buck
breakpoint
breakpoint sale
BRIC ETF
budgetary accountability
business software & services industry ETF
buy
buy-side analyst
C shares
calmar ratio
capital appreciation fund
capital gain dividend
capital gains distribution
capital guarantee
capital guarantee fund
capped fund
capture ratio
cash equivalents
cash plus fund
Certified Fund Specialist
chart
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)
Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor (CMFC)
Chartered Portfolio Manager (CPM)
Chemicals Industry ETF
China ETF
China-Africa Development Fund (CAD Fund)
circular
class
Class C shares
clone
clone fund
closed fund
closed-end fund
closed-end investment company
closet indexing
CMO REIT
collective investment scheme
collective trust
commingled fund
commingled trust fund
Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures
commodity ETF
common contractual fund (CCF)
Communication Industry ETF
composition
contingent deferred sales charge
contingent deferred sales load (CDSL)
contingent immunization
contractual plan
core holding
Corporate Income Fund (CIF)
Council of Institutional Investors (CII)
country basket
country fund
creation unit
crossover fund
cumulative discount privilege
currency ETF
CUSIP
CUSIP number
custodial account
custodian
date of payment
debt fund
decile rank
dedicated short bias
deferred load
defined portfolio
Delta One
denomination
digested security
disclosure document
discount
discount to net asset value
discounted
distributable net income (DNI)
distribution date
distribution plan
distribution reinvestment
distribution waterfall
distributor
diversified fund
diversified investment company
dividend exchange traded fund
doing the reverse desk
dollar cost averaging
down-market capture ratio
downgrade
drawn securities
dressing up a portfolio
dual listing
dual-purpose fund
Economic and Social Stabilization Fund
electric utilities industry ETF
elephant
emerging market ETF
emerging market fund
Emirates Investment Authority (EIA)
energy ETF
enhanced index fund
environmental fund
equity fund
equity funding
equity income
equity market neutral
equity style box
ETF
ETF of ETFs
ETF sponsor
ETF wrap
euro ETF
Euroequity issues
event driven
exchange
exchange equalization account
exchange fee
exchange fund
exchange privilege
Exchange Traded Fund
exchange traded note
exempt security
exit fee
expense
expense limit
expense ratio
external market
face value
face-amount certificate
fair weather fund
family of funds
feasible portfolio
federal covered advisor
fee-based investment
feeder fund
financial advisor
financial analyst
financial instrument
fine paper
fixed income fund
fixed maturity plan
flexi-cap fund
flexible mutual fund
flow of funds
focused fund
food industry ETF
foreign institutional investor (FII)
forward
foul weather fund
front-end load
fully funded
fund
fund administration
fund balance
fund category
fund company
fund family
fund manager
fund of funds
fund overlap
fund supermarket
fund switching
gaming industry ETF
gate provision
gilt fund
gilt unit trust
global assets under management
global fund
Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS)
global macro strategy
go-go fund
gold fund
good delivery
Government Investment Unit
Government Of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC)
Government Pension Fund
grade
graduated security
green fund
growth and income fund
growth fund
hedge fund
hedge fund manager
hedge-like mutual fund
hidden load
high current income mutual fund
high watermark
historical yield
Hong Kong Monetary Authority Investment Portfolio (HKMA)
Hulbert Financial Digest
hybrid fund
IBC's money fund report average
Iceland Stock Exchange (ICEX)
identified shares
identify shares
in escrow
incentive fee
inception
income dividend
income fund
income risk
income shares
income trust
income-mixed fund
incubated fund
index ETF
index fund
index fund shares
index investing
India ETF
information ratio
instant history bias
institutional fund
institutional shares
insurance industry ETF
intelligent ETF
international equity style box
international ETF
international fund
International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC)
interval fund
intrinsic value
inventory turns
inverse ETF
investment adviser
investment company
Investment Company Amendments Act of 1970
investment counsel
investment fund
investment management company
investment objective
investment policy
investment security
investment trust
IPO ETF
Irish Stock Exchange (ISE)
iShares
ISIN
issuer
J-curve
Japan ETF
John Bogle
Korea Investment Corporation (KIC)
Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA)
large-cap fund
law of one price
lease fund
letter of intent
letter security
Level 1 asset
Level 2 asset
Level 3 asset
level load
level-load fund

leveraged ETF
Libyan Investment Authority (LIA)
lifecycle fund
lifestyle fund
limited risk
Lipper Index
Lipper Leader
Lipper Mutual Fund Industry Average
listed
listing
load
load fund
load-adjusted return
load-waived funds
long / short fund
long position
long term capital management (LTCM)
long-term growth (LTG)
low load fund
managed currency fund
managed fund
Managed Funds Association (MFA)
management company
management expense ratio (MER)
management fee
management investment company
management tenure
manager
manager of managers
mandatory sinking-fund redemption
market basket
marketability
marketable security
master fund
master-feeder fund
maximum capital gains mutual fund
median market cap
MEXID
micro cap fund
mid-cap fund
minimum investment
modified Sharpe ratio
momentum fund
money market fund
Money Market Investor Funding Facility
money market mutual fund
Morningstar Rating System
Morningstar Risk Rating
multi-advisor fund
multiple arbitrage
muni fund
municipal bond fund
mutual fund
mutual fund cash level
mutual fund cash-to-assets ratio
mutual fund custodian
mutual fund share classes
mutual fund symbol
mutual fund theorem
mutual fund timing
mutual fund wrap
National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF)
natural gas ETF
NAV
NAV return
negotiable security
Net Asset Value
net long
new fund offer (NFO)
New York Stock Exchange
New Zealand Superannuation Fund
no transaction fee (NTF) mutual fund
no-fee ETF
no-load
no-load fund
non-capped fund
non-diversified management company
non-publicly offered mutual fund
non-resident alien tax
not rated
NYSE
objective
offer
offering circular
offering price
oil services industry ETF
oil stabilization fund
open-end fund
open-end management company
open-ended investment company
optimized portfolio as listed securities (OPALS)
option income fund
option mutual fund
OTC Bulletin Board
OTCBB
out-of-favor
outstanding
Over-the-Counter
paper industry ETF
par
passive exchange traded fund
payment date
performance fee
performance-based compensation
permanent capital vehicle (PCV)
pharmaceutical industry ETF
phone switching
PIMCO
pooled cost of funds
pooled fund
pooled income fund
pooled internal rate of return (PIRR)
portfolio depositary receipt
portfolio management
portfolio manager
premium
premium to net asset value
primary instrument
prime rate fund
private equity fund
private investment fund
private placement
proprietary fund
prospectus
protected fund
Public Investment Fund
publicly-traded fund
pula fund
purchase
purchase fee
purchase fund
pure index fund
pure no-load fund
Qatar Investment Authority (QIA)
Qualified Eligible Participant (QEP)
quotation
quote
R share
rabbi trust
rating
rating service
real estate fund
reclassification
redeem
redemption
redemption fee
redemption mechanism
redemption suspension
regional fund
registered security
registrar
regular-way delivery
reinvestment privilege
REIT ETF
relative return
restricted security
retail industry ETF
retire
rights of accumulation (ROA)
risk
Rule 12b-1 fee
run on the fund
Russia ETF
SAFE Investment Company
SAMA Foreign Holdings
SEC
SEC filing
sector ETF
sector fund
securities analyst
Securities and Exchange Commission
security
segregated fund
sell
semiconductor industry ETF
sensitivity
sentiment
series fund
service fee
service shares
services sector ETF
share
Sharpe ratio
short-term investment fund
SICAV
side pocket
silver ETF
single-country mutual fund
single-state municipal bond fund
small-cap fund
socially conscious investing
socially conscious mutual fund
socially responsible fund
sovereign wealth funds
specialized fund
specialty fund
split rating
stable
stable value fund
stamped security
Standard & Poor's (S&P)
standard deviation
State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC)
State General Reserve Fund
state guaranty fund
State Oil Fund
statement of additional information
steel industry ETF
Sterling ratio
stewardship grade
stock ETF
stock fund
STOXX Limited
Strategic Investment Fund
structured fund
structured investment vehicle
style
style box
sub-advised fund
subadvisor
subscription warrant
survivorship bias
switching
synthetic ETF
systematic investment plan
systematic withdrawal
T-Rex fund
target fund
target retirement fund
target risk fund
tax-efficient fund
tax-exempt money market fund
tax-exempt security
tax-free bond fund
tax-managed fund
tax-managed mutual fund
telecom ETF
term trust
textile industry ETF
The Government Pension Investment Fund
tilt fund
total bond fund
total return swap
total stock fund
trade
trading
trailer fee
trailing return
transfer agent
triple exemption
trust-issued receipts
turnover
two and twenty
ultra ETF
ultra-short-term bond fund
uncertainty
uncertificated shares
Unified Managed Account (UMA)
unit
unit linked
United States Natural Gas Fund
unitized fund
unlimited risk
unlisted
up-market capture ratio
upgrade
upside
value
value fund
venture capital fund
vice fund
VIPER
voluntary accumulation plan
wallpaper
watch list
water ETF
window-dressing
withdrawal plan
world fund
worth
worthless
wrap account
Y shares
yardstick
Yen ETF
yield tilt index fund
Z shares
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