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Index Funds are Your Friend - Every stock market or stock exchange offers indexed funds and these index funds are more beneficial to you as a new investor as they...

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Average Weighted Maturity

Average weighted maturity - The average weighted maturity is the weighted average of time it will take all mortgages in a mortgage-backed security fund to come to term or mature. The higher the average weighted maturity the longer it will take for the securities to mature on average. The average weighted maturity is also called an average effective maturity. To determine the average weighted maturity you would calculate the average mortgage value by dividing it into the total of all mortgages in the fund. The average weighted maturity is a measure used to determine how sensitive a fixed income fund is to interest rates changes and the longer the average weighted maturity, means the more volatile the fund.

 

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Definition of the Day Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC)

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC) - Is commonly known as the Freddie Mac. The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation is a government-chartered corporation in which they buy qualified mortgage loans from any of the financial institutions that have originate the loans. The financial institutions are then securitizes for the...

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