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Glossary of Investment Terms

 

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Face Value

 

Value of a bond, note, mortgage or other security as given on the certificate or instrument. May also be referred to as par value or nominal value.

 

 

 

Family of Funds

 

A group of mutual funds, each normally with its own investment objective, managed and distributed by the same company.

 

 

 

Fed Call

 

Also known as an initial call, a request for additional funds after a purchase. A fed call must be met with cleared funds or by depositing marginable stock. Stock cannot be sold to cover a fed call. See Regulation T.

 

 

 

Fixed Income

 

A security that pays a fixed rate of return. This usually refers to government, corporate or municipal bonds, which pay a fixed rate of interest until the bonds mature, and to preferred stock, paying a fixed dividend.

 

 

 

Form 5498

 

Reports contributions to IRA accounts and the fair market value of the account as of December 31st.

 

 

 

Freddie Notes

 

Freddie Mac approach to Direct Access Notes. See Direct Access Notes.

 

 

 

Free Cash

 

The loan value of marginable stocks, plus or minus any available money balance. Free cash may be used to purchase non-marginable securities or to withdrawal from the account. Any free cash used in excess of the available money balance is a loan and is charged margin interest.

 

 

 

Front-End Load

 

A mutual fund term for a sales charge that is paid upfront by a client at the purchase of fund shares. Same as Front-End Sales Charge.

 

 

 

Front-End Sales Charge

 

Charge applied to an investment at the time of initial purchase.

 

 

 

 

 

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