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Financial terms in "Mutual Funds"

1. currency ETF

2. private placement

3. cash equivalents

4. R share

5. electric utilities industry ETF

6. tax-managed fund

7. unlimited risk

8. synthetic ETF

9. pooled cost of funds

10. Sterling ratio

11. State General Reserve Fund

12. Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures

13. Chartered Portfolio Manager (CPM)

14. paper industry ETF

15. collective investment scheme

16. Load

17. mutual fund theorem

18. 12b-1 fee

19. CUSIP number

20. multiple arbitrage

21. composition

22. marketable security

23. The Government Pension Investment Fund

24. managed currency fund

25. hedge fund manager

26. commodity ETF

27. fund switching

28. International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC)

29. commingled fund

30. tax-efficient fund

31. exchange equalization account

32. real estate fund

33. cumulative discount privilege

34. Iceland Stock Exchange (ICEX)

35. identified shares

36. inception

37. Custodial account

38. Capital gains distribution

39. stewardship grade

40. distribution plan

41. calmar ratio

42. SICAV

43. Trade

44. Hulbert Financial Digest

45. muni fund

46. level-load fund

47. management investment company

48. active-share study

49. REIT ETF

50. cash plus fund

51. total stock fund

52. ETF of ETFs

53. Managed Funds Association (MFA)

54. two and twenty

55. uncertainty

56. oil stabilization fund

57. limited risk

58. rabbi trust

59. Front-End Load

60. mutual fund

61. manager of managers

62. socially conscious investing

63. state guaranty fund

64. capital appreciation fund

65. Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)

66. amortized value

67. in escrow

68. Government Pension Fund

69. non-diversified management company

70. equity income

71. mutual fund share classes

72. Delta One

73. passive exchange traded fund

74. asset allocation fund

75. capture ratio

76. chart

77. letter of intent

78. CMO REIT

79. yield tilt index fund

80. tax-managed mutual fund

81. water ETF

82. reclassification

83. index ETF

84. exempt security

85. fund category

86. Irish Stock Exchange (ISE)

87. global macro strategy

88. discounted

89. good delivery

90. international ETF

91. mutual fund timing

92. diversified fund

93. ultra ETF

94. pooled income fund

95. investment policy

96. pula fund

97. authorized participants

98. diversified investment company

99. mutual fund cash level

100. Investment Company Amendments Act of 1970

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Weather Derivative

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A weather derivative is a futures contract - or options on that futures contract - where the underlying commodity is a weather index.These derivatives work much the same way that interest-rate or stock index futures and options do, by creating a tradable commodity out of something that is relatively intangible. Analysts look at historical weather patterns - temperature, rainfall and other things - develop averages, and quantify the risk that weather will deviate from the average. Corporations use weather derivatives to hedge their risk that bad weather will cause a financial loss. For a cereal company, bad weather might be a drought, which would cause wheat prices to go up. For a home heating company, it could be warm days in November, which could lower demand for home heating oil. And for an amusement park it could be rain.The cereal company and the amusement park might buy futures contracts with an underlying weather index based on rainfall. The home heating company might want contracts based on a temperature index.Weather derivatives are different from insurance, because they're linked to common weather events, like dry seasons, or a warm autumn, that affect particular businesses. Insurance is still required to protect against major weather events, like tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods.You can buy weather derivatives as an individual, but you'll want to consider the trading costs carefully to ensure that your risk of loss is worth the expense.

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