Mutual Funds Investment Terms

  1. Product Portfolio

  2. Prospect Theory

  3. Prospectus

  4. Protected Fund

  5. Proxy Vote

  6. Quant Fund

  7. Ralph Wanger

  8. Ramani Ayer

  9. Real Estate Investment Group

  10. Reclassification

  11. Redemption

  12. Redemption Fee

  13. Redemption Mechanism

  14. Regional Fund

  15. Registered Representative - RR

  16. Registered Retirement Savings Plan - RRSP

  17. Regulated Investment Company - RIC

  18. Regulation EE

  19. Regulation M

  20. Regulation R

  21. Regulation U

  22. Reinvestment

  23. Relative Return

  24. Relative Strength

  25. Research Report

  26. Retail Fund

  27. Retirement Income Fund - RIF

  28. Rights of Accumulation - ROA

  29. Risk Measures

  30. Risk Parity

  31. Risk-Adjusted Return

  32. Russell 1000 Index

  33. S&P Phenomenon

  34. Safe Asset

  35. Sales Charge

  36. Savings Rate

  37. SEC Form 15-12G

  38. SEC Form 24F-2NT

  39. SEC Form 497K1

  40. SEC Form N-14AE

  41. SEC Form N-1A

  42. SEC Form N-30B-2

  43. SEC POS AM Filing

  44. Sector Breakdown

  45. Sector ETF

  46. Sector Fund

  47. Sector Rotation

  48. Security Market Indicator Series - SMIS

  49. Segregated Fund

  50. Self-Directed IRA - SDIRA

  51. Sell Side

  52. Separate Account

  53. Series 23

  54. Series 52

  55. Series 6

  56. Series 62

  57. Series 82

  58. Service Shares

  59. Seven Day Yield

  60. Share Class

  61. Shareholder Services Agent


  63. Shariah-Compliant Funds

  64. Sharpe Ratio

  65. Short Form Prospectus Distribution System - SFPDS

  66. Short-Term Investment Fund - STIF

  67. Silver ETF

  68. Single-Country Fund

  69. Sir John Templeton

  70. Small Cap

  71. Société d'Investissement À Capital Variable - SICAV

  72. Socially Responsible Investment - SRI

  73. Soft Dollars

  74. Specific Share Identification

  75. Specific-Shares Method

  76. Spiders - SPDR

  77. Sponsor

  78. Spread-Load Contractual Plan

  79. Statement of Additional Information - SAI

  80. Statement Shock

  81. Statement Stuffer

  82. Statutory Reserves

  83. Sterling Ratio

  84. Stewardship Grade

  85. Stock Trader

  86. Streetable

  87. Structured Funds

  88. Style

  89. Style Box

  90. Style Drift

  91. Sub-Advised Fund

  92. Sub-Asset Class

  93. Super NOW Account

  94. Survivorship Bias

  95. Survivorship Bias Risk

  96. Switching

  97. Systematic Investment Plan - SIP

  98. Systematic Withdrawal Plan - SWP

  99. Tactical Asset Allocation - TAA

  100. Target Risk Fund

Hot Definitions
  1. Oil Reserves

    An estimate of the amount of crude oil located in a particular economic region. Oil reserves must have the potential of being extracted under current technological constraints. For example, if oil pools are located at unattainable depths, they would not be considered part of the nation's reserves.
  2. Joint Venture - JV

    A business arrangement in which two or more parties agree to pool their resources for the purpose of accomplishing a specific task. This task can be a new project or any other business activity. In a joint venture (JV), each of the participants is responsible for profits, losses and costs associated with it.
  3. Aggregate Risk

    The exposure of a bank, financial institution, or any type of major investor to foreign exchange contracts - both spot and forward - from a single counterparty or client. Aggregate risk in forex may also be defined as the total exposure of an entity to changes or fluctuations in currency rates.
  4. Organic Growth

    The growth rate that a company can achieve by increasing output and enhancing sales. This excludes any profits or growth acquired from takeovers, acquisitions or mergers. Takeovers, acquisitions and mergers do not bring about profits generated within the company, and are therefore not considered organic.
  5. Family Limited Partnership - FLP

    A type of partnership designed to centralize family business or investment accounts. FLPs pool together a family's assets into one single family-owned business partnership that family members own shares of. FLPs are frequently used as an estate tax minimization strategy, as shares in the FLP can be transferred between generations, at lower taxation rates than would be applied to the partnership's holdings.
  6. Yield Burning

    The illegal practice of underwriters marking up the prices on bonds for the purpose of reducing the yield on the bond. This practice, referred to as "burning the yield," is done after the bond is placed in escrow for an investor who is awaiting repayment.
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