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Mutual funds that hold and invest in shares of other mutual funds.
The maximum rate of interest lenders may charge borrowers. State law generally sets the usury rate.
A term used to describe the outcome of the yield on a debt instrument or security that is greater than the cost to finance the purchase of the security.
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The official document that describes a mutual fund to prospective investors. The prospectus contains information required by the SEC, such as investment objectives and policies, risks, services, and fees.
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Most bank savings rates and lending rates held mostly steady over the past week with slight increases found in the short term bank CD rates and long term mortgage rates. And while the bank rates were little changed, Treasury rates moved modestly higher across almost all maturities.
The weekly bank rate survey conducted by Selectcdrates.com, showed