Mutual Funds Investment Terms

  1. 100% Equities Strategy

  2. 12B-1 Fee

  3. 12B-1 Fund

  4. 12B-1 Plan

  5. 130/30 Mutual Fund

  6. A-Share

  7. Abandoned Property

  8. Abnormal Return

  9. Absolute Return

  10. Accredited Investor

  11. Accrued Income

  12. Accumulation Plan

  13. Acquired Fund Fees And Expenses - AFFE

  14. Actionable

  15. Active Management

  16. Active Risk

  17. Active-Share Study

  18. Actively Managed ETF

  19. Advisor

  20. Advisor Account

  21. Advisor Fee

  22. After Reimbursement Expense Ratio

  23. Aggressive Growth Fund

  24. All Weather Fund

  25. All-Cap Fund

  26. Allocation Rate

  27. Alpha

  28. Alpha Generator

  29. Alternative Investment

  30. American Association Of Individual Investors - AAII

  31. American Shares

  32. Analyst

  33. Annual Report

  34. Annual Return

  35. Annual Turnover

  36. Annualized Total Return

  37. Anti-Reciprocal Rule

  38. Anticipated Holding Period

  39. Appraisal Ratio

  40. Approved List

  41. Asia Ex-Japan

  42. Asset Allocation

  43. Asset Allocation Fund

  44. Asset Base

  45. Asset Class

  46. Asset Class Breakdown

  47. Asset Management Company - AMC

  48. Asset Mix

  49. Asset Size

  50. Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Money Market Fund Liquidity Facility - AMLF

  51. Assets Under Administration - AUA

  52. Assets Under Management - AUM

  53. Attribution Analysis

  54. Auction Market Preferred Stock - AMPS

  55. Automatic Bill Payment

  56. Automatic Investment Plan - AIP

  57. Automatic Reinvestment Plan

  58. Average Annual Return - AAR

  59. Average Cost Basis Method

  60. B-Share

  61. B-Shares

  62. Back-End Load

  63. Balanced Fund

  64. Basic Earnings Per Share

  65. Bear Fund

  66. Before Reimbursement Expense Ratio

  67. Benchmark

  68. Benchmark For Correlation Values

  69. Beneficial Owner

  70. Beta

  71. Bill Miller

  72. Blend Fund

  73. Block House

  74. Blockholder

  75. Board Of Directors

  76. Bogey

  77. Bond Circular

  78. Bond ETF

  79. Bond Fund

  80. Breaking The Buck

  81. Breakpoint

  82. Breakpoint Sale

  83. Broke The Buck

  84. Brokerage Window

  85. Bullion Market

  86. Buy And Homework

  87. Buy Side

  88. C-Share

  89. Calmar Ratio

  90. Canadian Securities Course™ - CSC™

  91. Capital Accumulation

  92. Capital Appreciation

  93. Capital Appreciation Fund

  94. Capital Flows

  95. Capital Gain

  96. Capital Gains Distribution

  97. Capital Gains Exposure - CGE

  98. Capital Guarantee Fund

  99. Capital Share

  100. Capped Fund

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