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Tip of the Day Avoid Payday Loans

Avoid Payday Loans - Unless it is an extreme emergency and you are in a crisis, avoid payday loans as they charge exorbitant interest rates and administration fees. Not...

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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 Loads

Definition: Loads are sales charges issued by the mutual fund.  If you pay the charge up front, it's called a "front end load."  If ...

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