Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)

Business / Taxes / Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF): Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are listed on a stock exchange and trade like stock. You can use traditional stock trading techniques, such as stop orders, limit orders, margin purchases, and short sales when you buy or sell ETFs. But ETFs also resemble mutual funds in some ways. For example, you buy shares of the fund, which in turn owns a portfolio of stocks. Each ETF has a net asset value (NAV), which is determined by the total market capitalization of the stocks in the portfolio, plus dividends but minus expenses, divided by the number of shares issued by the fund. ETF prices change throughout the trading day, in response to supply and demand, rather than just at the end of the trading day as open-end mutual fund prices do. The market price and the NAV are rarely the same, but the differences are typically small. That's due to a unique process that allows institutional investors to buy or redeem large blocks of shares at the NAV with in-kind baskets of the fund's stocks.

Other Words for Fund

Fund Noun Synonyms: finance, back, capitalize, stake, support, pay for, endow, grant, subsidize
Fund Adjective Synonyms: supply, stock, reserve, store, pool, cache, reservoir, repository, mine
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Prerefunded Bond

Business / Finance / Prerefunded Bond: Refunded bond. MORE

Prerefunding

Business / Finance / Prerefunding: Procedure of floating a second bond at a lower interest rate in order to pay off the first bond at the first call date and to reduce overall borrowing costs. MORE

Prime Rate Fund

Business / Finance / Prime Rate Fund: A mutual fund that buys portions of corporate loans from banks and pays the interest to shareholders. MORE

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