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Financial terms in "Mutual Funds"

1. State General Reserve Fund

2. structured investment vehicle

3. Capital gains distribution

4. hybrid fund

5. leveraged ETF

6. dual-purpose fund

7. minimum investment

8. Family of funds

9. capital guarantee fund

10. index fund shares

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12. master-feeder fund

13. bear funds

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15. benchmark for correlation values

16. contingent deferred sales load (CDSL)

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84. Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures

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86. redemption suspension

87. good delivery

88. intelligent ETF

89. automatic investment plan

90. Custodial account

91. fund balance

92. letter security

93. tax-free bond fund

94. Abu Dhabi Investment Council (ADIC)

95. Acquired Fund Fees And Expenses (AFFE)

96. Premium

97. international ETF

98. specialized fund

99. auto industry ETF

100. deferred load

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Cash Forward Contract

Categories: Futures,

A cash market transaction in which a seller agrees to deliver a specific cash commodity to a buyer at some point in the future. Unlike futures contracts (which occur through a clearing firm), cash forward contracts are privately negotiated and are not standardized. Further, the two parties must bear each other's credit risk, which is not the case with a futures contract. Also, since the contracts are not exchange traded, there is no marking to market requirement, which allows a buyer to avoid almost all capital outflow initially (though some counterparties might set collateral requirements). Given the lack of standardization in these contracts, there is very little scope for a secondary market in forwards. The price specified in a cash forward contract for a specific commodity. The forward price makes the forward contract have no value when the contract is written. However, if the value of the underlying commodity changes, the value of the forward contract becomes positive or negative, depending on the position held. Forwards are priced in a manner similar to futures. Like in the case of a futures contract, the first step in pricing a forward is to add the spot price to the cost of carry (interest forgone, convenience yield, storage costs and interest/dividend received on the underlying). Unlike a futures contract though, the price may also include a premium for counterparty credit risk, and the fact that there is not daily marking to market process to minimize default risk. If there is no allowance for these credit risks, then the forward price will equal the futures price. also called forward contract.

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