Mutual Funds Investment Terms

  1. Captive Fund

  2. Cash Account

  3. Cash Distribution Per Unit - CDPU

  4. Cash Equivalents

  5. Cash Plus Fund

  6. Cash Reserves

  7. Certified Fund Specialist - CFS

  8. Chartered Investment Counselor - CIC

  9. Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor - CMFC

  10. Checkable Deposits

  11. Cherry Picking

  12. Class Of Shares

  13. Clone Fund

  14. Closed Fund

  15. Closed To New Accounts

  16. Closed To New Investors

  17. Closed-End Fund

  18. Closed-End Management Company

  19. Collective Investment Fund

  20. Commingled Fund

  21. Commingling (Commingled)

  22. Commodity Market

  23. Commodity Pool

  24. Common Stock Fund

  25. Comparison Universe

  26. Conduit Theory

  27. Conservative Growth

  28. Consumer Discretionary

  29. Consumer Staples

  30. Contingent Deferred Sales Charge (CDSC)

  31. Core Plus

  32. Costs And Expenses

  33. Country Fund

  34. Creation Unit

  35. Credit Market

  36. Credit Quality

  37. Crossover Fund

  38. Cumulative Discount Privilege

  39. Cumulative Return

  40. Current Income

  41. Custodial Account

  42. Cyclical Risk

  43. David Dreman

  44. Debt Fund

  45. Dedicated Portfolio

  46. Deferred Load

  47. Defined Portfolio

  48. Demutualization

  49. Depository Institutions Act of 1982

  50. Diamonds

  51. Direct Market Access - DMA

  52. Discount To Net Asset Value

  53. Distribution

  54. Distribution Reinvestment

  55. Diversification

  56. Diversified Common Stock Fund

  57. Diversified Fund

  58. Dividend

  59. Dividend Drag

  60. Dividend ETF

  61. Dividend Frequency

  62. Division Of Investment Management

  63. Diworsification

  64. Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Investing

  65. Dollar-Cost Averaging - DCA

  66. Dow Jones Asian Titans 50 Index

  67. Dow Jones EURO STOXX 50

  68. Dow Jones Global Titans 50 Index

  69. Dow Jones STOXX 50

  70. Dual Purpose Fund

  71. Duration

  72. Elephants

  73. Emerging Market ETF

  74. Emerging Market Fund

  75. Enhanced Index Fund - EIF

  76. Enhanced Indexing

  77. Equity

  78. Equity Fund

  79. Equity Income

  80. Equity Style Box

  81. Equity Unit Investment Trust

  82. Equity-Linked Security - ELKS

  83. Estimated Current Return

  84. Estimated Long-Term Return

  85. ETF Sponsor

  86. Euro ETF

  87. Ex-Distribution

  88. Excess Returns

  89. Exchange Fees

  90. Exchange Privilege

  91. Exempt-Interest Dividend

  92. Exit Fee

  93. Expense Limit

  94. Expense Ratio

  95. Fair Weather Fund

  96. Family Of Funds

  97. Feeder Fund

  98. Final Prospectus

  99. Financial Intermediary

  100. Fixed-Income Style Box

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