Stock Market Terminology

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1 Year Target Estimate: An estimated value of a particular stock that has been calculated by an investment expert who has been tracking the performance of the stock or investment product. 12(b)1 Fee: A fee charged by a mutual fund to cover the fund’s promotional expenses. In order for a mutual fund to charge this fee they must disclose to investors that it charges a 12(b)1 Fee and they must also register it with the SEC. Common Stocks: An investment product that allows an investor to purchase a share of equity ownership in a public company. Deleted: When a security is removed from the NASDAQ. Dual Listed: This term is used to describe several things, however, it commonly is used to describe companies that have listings on both the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ. Family of Funds: This term is used to describe a group of mutual funds that are all managed by the same financial investment company. Held: When a security is temporarily taken off the market. IPO Date: IPO stands for initial public offering. This term refers to the date that the public was first able to purchase shares in a company. Long Term Gain: A long term gain is a profit that is made on an investment that is held longer than 12 months. Short Term Gain: A short term gain is a profit that is made on an investment that is held for less than 12 months. Maturity Date: A maturity date is the calendar date that a bond matures and will pay the holder its full face value.