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Constant dollar plan

An investment strategy designed to reduce 

Volatility

 in which securities, typically mutual 

Fund

, are purchased in fixed dollar amounts at regular 

Intervals

, regardless of what direction the 

Market

 is moving. Thus, as prices of securities rise, fewer units are bought, and as prices fall, more units are bought. also called 

Constant dollar plan

. also called dollar cost 

Averaging

.



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Call

,

Constant dollar plan

,

Dollar cost averaging

,

ECU

,

Fund

,

Intervals

,

ITS

,

Mutual fund

,

Market

,

NSTA

,

Purchase

,

SEC

,

Unit

,

Volatility


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10-K

,

12b-1 funds

,

401(k) plan

,

403(b) plan

,

457 plan

,

Accelerated Cost Recovery System

,

Accounts receivable aging

,

Acquisition cost

,

Aging schedule

,

Annuity unit

,

Adjustable rate

,

Automatic Funds Transfer

,

Accrual of discount

,

Accrued market discount

,

Amortization of premium

,

Asked price

,

Asking price

,

At par

,

All or any part

,

At best

,

At call

,

Adjustable rate preferred stock

,

Automatic reinvestment plan

,

Adjusted futures price

,

All-risks coverage

,

At risk

,

Add-on service

,

Abstract of title

,

Action to quiet title

,

As is

,

Assignment to creditors

,

Attorney in fact

,

Adjustable Rate Mortgage

,

Advance rate

,

Annual Percentage Rate

,

Applicable federal rate

,

Assignment of mortgage

,

Aggressive growth fund

,

A shares

,

Asset allocation fund

,

Automatic investment plan

,

Average price per share

,

Aggregate exercise price

,

At the money

,

Absorption rate

,

Accumulation unit

,

Age-weighted plan

,

Across the board

,

Additional paid-in capital

,

Averaging

,

Amount recognized

,

Active market

,

Against the box

,

At the bell

,

At the close

,

At the figure

,

At the full

,

At the market

,

At the opening order

,

Auction market

,

Automated Pricing and Reporting System

,

Away from the market

,

Below the line

,

Books of final entry

,

Books of original entry

,

Burn rate

,

Banking Act of 1933

,

Balanced fund

,

Benchmark interest rate

,

Bid-to-cover ratio

,

Blend fund

,

Bond fund

,

Bond market

,

Bureau of Public Debt

,

Brought over the wall

,

Buying on margin

,

Buy on close

,

Buy on opening

,

Buy the book

,

Balance of payments

,

Bank Rate

,

Base interest rate

,

Bear market

,

Board of Governors

,

Bulldog market

,

Breaking the syndicate

,

Bill of exchange

,

Bill of sale

,

Breach of trust

,

By the book

,

Base rate

,

Blended rate

,

Broker loan rate

,

B shares

,

Buy and write

,

Balanced investment strategy

,

Barbell strategy

,

Bullet strategy

,

Break-even tax rate

,

Breadth-of-market theory

,

Beat the gun

,

Bull market

,

Capital investment

,

Capitalized cost

,

Cost Accounting

,

Cost Of Goods Sold

,

Cost of sales

,

Clearinghouse funds

,

Call

,

Call date

,

Called away

,

Called bond

,

Call price

,

Call protection

,

Call risk

,

Capital market

,

Certificate of Participation

,

Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures

,

Conversion parity price

,

Conversion price

,

Coupon rate

,

Current market value

,

Current production rate

,

Call money rate

,

Code of procedure

,

Capitalization of income

,

Capitalization rate

,

Cap rate

,

Civilian unemployment rate

,

Constant dollar GDP

,

Constant dollars

,

Consumer Price Index

,

Cost of Living Adjustment

,

Cost-of-living index

,

Council of Economic Advisers

,

Cash and carry trade

,

Cash market

,

Cash price

,

Chasing the market

,

Cheapest to deliver

,

Chicago Board of Trade

,

Contract market

,

Cost basis

,

Cost-of-living rider

,

Certificate of stock

,

Cost of carry

,

Certificate of title

,

Cancellation of debt

,

Certificate of Claim

,

Cost of debt capital

,

Cost of funds

,

Capital appreciation fund

,

Clone fund

,

Closed-end fund

,

Closed-end investment company

,

Closed fund

,

Crossover fund

,

C shares

,

Call option

,

Call ratio backspread

,

Call swaption

,

Class of options

,

Close to the money

,

Covered call

,

Certificate of Occupancy

,

Cloud on title

,

Cafeteria plan

,

Cash-balance plan

,

Cash or Deferred Arrangement

,

Collectively bargained plan

,

Choice market

,

Class A Shares

,

Class B Shares

,

Crash of 1929

,

Crash of 1987

,

Constant dollar plan

,

Child and dependent care credit

,

Coefficient of determination

,

Cup and handle

,

Certificate of delivery

,

Close a position

,

Close market

,

Closing price

,

Closing purchase

,

Continuous market

,

Cornering the market

,

Curbs in

,

Depreciated cost

,

Direct profit

,

Deposit in transit

,

Direct deposit

,

Direct sends

,

Date of issue

,

Date of payment

,

Dealer market

,

Debt market

,

Direct issuer

,

Direct paper

,

Dollar bond

,

Dollar price

,

Drawn securities

,

Division of Enforcement

,

Division of Investment Management

,

Division of Market Regulation

,

Do Not Reduce

,

Dollar terms

,

Date of record

,

Dividend in arrears

,

Dividend rate

,

Dividend Reinvestment Plan

,

Dividend rollover plan

,

Desk (the)

,

Discount rate

,

Division of labor

,

Dollar shortage

,

Delivery price

,

Direct financing

,

Direct placement

,

Direct Public Offering

,

De-escalation clause

,

De facto

,

Doing business as

,

Durable Power of Attorney

,

Date of maturity

,

Debtor in possession

,

Debtor-in-possession financing

,

Deed of Release

,

Deed of Trust

,

Direct lease

,

Discharge of bankruptcy

,

Discharge of lien

,

Due-on-sale clause

,

Dollar cost averaging

,

Dual-purpose fund

,

Deep in the money

,

Deep out of the money

,

Deed of Surrender

,

Department of Housing and Urban Development

,

Defined benefit plan

,

Defined contribution plan

,

Direct rollover

,

Direct transfer

,

Direct participation program

,

Defensive investment strategy

,

Dogs of the Dow

,

Deep market

,

Depth of market

,

Dollar volume

,

Double auction market

,

Effective annual interest rate

,

Electronic Funds Transfer

,

Eurodollar certificate of deposit

,

Escrowed to maturity

,

External funds

,

External market

,

Either-or order

,

ECU

,

European Currency Unit

,

Exchange rate

,

Economic growth rate

,

Employer Cost Index

,

Employment Cost Index

,

E-mini

,

Exchange of spot

,

Emerging market

,

Effective tax rate

,

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

,

Ex-all

,

Exit strategy

,

Enhanced index fund

,

Environmental fund

,

Equity fund

,

Exchange fund

,

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

,

First In First Out

,

Fixed asset

,

Fixed-charge coverage ratio

,

Fixed cost

,

Federal funds

,

Federal Savings and Loan Association

,

Fed funds

,

Face-amount certificate

,

First call date

,

Fixed income

,

Fixed income equivalent

,

Fixed-income arbitrage

,

Flight to quality

,

Floating-rate bond

,

Flow of funds

,

Full price

,

Federal Call

,

Fill or kill

,

Front-ending an order

,

Fund supermarket

,

Floating exchange rate

,

Foreign exchange rate

,

Forward exchange rate

,

Forward P/E

,

Factors of production

,

Favorable balance of trade

,

Federal Reserve Discount Rate

,

Free market

,

Free market price

,

Forward price

,

Futures price

,

Foreign direct investment

,

Face amount

,

Fixed annuity

,

Fixed benefits

,

Fixed premium

,

Fair market value

,

Form 8-K

,

Form S-1

,

Friends and family offering

,

Fund

,

Fixed rate

,

Fixed-rate loan

,

Fixed-Rate Mortgage

,

Floating rate

,

Forward interest rate

,

Forward Rate Agreement

,

Full faith and credit

,

Family of funds

,

Focused fund

,

Fund family

,

Fund manager

,

Fund of funds

,

Free and clear

,

Flexible benefit plan

,

Frozen plan

,

Fixed investment trust

,

Free right of exchange

,

Fourth market

,

Government securities

,

Government Securities Clearing Corporation

,

Guaranteed Investment Contract

,

General Securities Representative Examination

,

Good Til Canceled

,

G-7

,

GDP implicit price deflator

,

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

,

G-8

,

Global fund

,

Growth strategy

,

Growth and income fund

,

Growth fund

,

Gather in the stops

,

Graveyard market

,

Historical cost

,

Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976

,

Hit the bid

,

House call

,

House of issue

,

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

,

Holder in due course

,

Home equity line of credit

,

Hedge fund

,

Housing Market Index

,

Head and shoulders

,

Hammering the market

,

Held at the opening

,

Holding the market

,

Horizontal price movement

,

Investment flows

,

In escrow

,

Interest rate collar

,

Interest rate risk

,

Interest rate swap

,

International Securities Identification Number

,

Investment bill

,

Investment-grade bond

,

Investment letter

,

Investment security

,

Investment value

,

In-house

,

Investment Advisor Act of 1940

,

Investment bank

,

Investment banker

,

Investment Bankers Association

,

Investment banking

,

Investment banking group

,

Investment Company Act of 1940

,

In line

,

Inefficient market

,

Inflation rate

,

International Monetary Fund

,

Investment multiplier

,

Interest rate futures

,

Inverted market

,

Interbank Rate

,

Internal market

,

Inside market

,

Insider Trading sanctions Act of 1984

,

Internal Rate of Return

,

Indication of interest

,

In intestacy

,

Inter vivos trust

,

Interest rate

,

Interest rate cap

,

Interest rate ceiling

,

Interest rate floor

,

In play

,

In-process research and development

,

Income fund

,

Index fund

,

Institutional fund

,

International fund

,

Investment company

,

Investment fund

,

Investment objective

,

Investment policy

,

Investment trust

,

Implied volatility

,

Interest rate option

,

Intervals

,

I/O strip

,

Investment property

,

In-service withdrawal

,

Investment philosophy

,

Imbalance of orders

,

Imperfect market

,

In and out

,

In sympathy

,

In the tank

,

ITS

,

Jointly and severally

,

Jumping the gun

,

Joint and several liability

,

Joint and survivor annuity

,

Keogh Plan

,

Last In First Out

,

Lender of last resort

,

Law of one price

,

Lending at a rate

,

Limit-on-close order

,

Limit price

,

Long Market Value

,

Law of demand

,

Law of supply

,

London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

,

London Inter-Bank Offer Rate

,

Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities

,

Letter of comment

,

Line of credit

,

Loan-to-cost

,

Loan-to-value

,

Lock-in

,

Lifecycle fund

,

Load fund

,

Lease-purchase agreement

,

Leading the market

,

Ladder strategy

,

Locked in

,

Long-term gain or loss

,

Level I quotes

,

Liquid market

,

Locked market

,

Mutual association

,

Mutual company

,

Mutual Savings Bank

,

Market basket

,

Market capitalization

,

Market conversion price

,

Municipal bond fund

,

Municipal investment trust

,

Muni fund

,

Maintenance call

,

Make a market

,

Margin call

,

Margin rate

,

Market if touched order

,

Market letter

,

Market maker

,

Market maker spread

,

Market on close order

,

Market order

,

Mark-to-market

,

Medium of exchange

,

Marginal propensity to consume

,

Market economy

,

Market rate

,

Money at call

,

Mortgage rate

,

Mutual fund

,

Mutual fund custodian

,

Mutual fund symbol

,

Matching funds

,

Marketable securities

,

Market cap

,

Market neutral

,

Market portfolio

,

Market timer

,

Market timing

,

Mill rate

,

Mutual exclusion doctrine

,

Mutual improvement certificate

,

Market analysis

,

Moving Average Convergence/Divergence

,

Market

,

Market inefficiency

,

Market opening

,

Market return

,

Market-share weighted index

,

Market surveillance

,

Market-value weighted index

,

Market Volatility Index

,

Maximum price fluctuation

,

Mixed market

,

Net investment

,

Negotiable certificate of deposit

,

Negotiable Order of Withdrawal

,

National Market System

,

Nominal rate

,

Notice of Sale

,

National Association of Securities Dealers

,

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations system

,

National Securities Clearing Corporation

,

National Securities Trade Association

,

NSTA

,

Normal market

,

Null and void

,

Notice of Default

,

Notional principal amount

,

Naked call

,

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

,

Non-investment property

,

Non-contributory plan

,

Non-insured plan

,

Non-qualified retirement plan

,

Nasdaq Small Cap Market

,

Narrow market

,

National Market Advisory Board

,

Negotiated market

,

Off the books

,

Original cost

,

Office of Thrift Supervision

,

Offering price

,

Out-of-favor

,

Over-the-Counter

,

On-floor order

,

On margin

,

Or better

,

Open market operation

,

Operating rate

,

Opinion of title

,

On account

,

On-the-spot loan

,

Open-end fund

,

Option income fund

,

Option price

,

Options Prices Reporting Authority

,

Out of the money

,

Old age, survivors, and disability insurance

,

On-balance volume

,

On close

,

On open

,

On the opening

,

Open market

,

Operationally efficient market

,

Outside market

,

Pooling of interests

,

Profit and loss statement

,

Pass-through coupon rate

,

Payment-in-kind security

,

Price Value of a Basis Point

,

Provisional call feature

,

Purchase

,

Public Securities Association

,

P&L

,

Price index

,

Producer Price Index

,

Parity price

,

Physical market

,

Price limit

,

Periodic payment plan

,

Primary market

,

Public offering price

,

Power of Attorney

,

Prime rate

,

Principal amount

,

Prioritization of debt

,

Purchase-money mortgage

,

Private Market Value

,

Pooled fund

,

Prime rate fund

,

Publicly-traded fund

,

Pure index fund

,

Price spread

,

Purchase agreement

,

Pension fund

,

Pension plan

,

Plan asset

,

Plan sponsor

,

Prototype plan

,

Paid-in capital

,

Paid-in surplus

,

Private Investment in Public Equity

,

Perfect capital market

,

Preservation of capital

,

Point-and-figure chart

,

Painting the tape

,

Price range

,

Price-weighted index

,

Put/call ratio

,

Qualified retirement plan

,

Replacement cost

,

Reports and Records

,

Retention rate

,

Return of capital

,

Return on Capital

,

Return on Invested Capital

,

Return on Total Assets

,

Run rate

,

Real interest rate

,

Rate covenant

,

Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit

,

Redemption price

,

Regular-way delivery

,

Reading the tape

,

Regulation D

,

Regulation G

,

Regulation T

,

Regulation U

,

Round of funding

,

Rules of Fair Practice

,

Rate of exchange

,

Reciprocal of European terms

,

Regulated investment company

,

Real economic growth rate

,

Retail Price Index

,

Regional fund

,

Registered Retirement Savings Plan

,

Replacement cost insurance

,

Red herring

,

Regulation A

,

Right of first refusal

,

Right of rescission

,

Right to Know

,

Rate-improvement

,

Rate lock

,

Renegotiable rate

,

Revolving line of credit

,

Right of recourse

,

Rule of 78

,

Right of redemption

,

Retirement Equity Act of 1984

,

Return on Capital Employed

,

Rate of return

,

Real rate of return

,

SEC filing

,

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

,

SG&A

,

Savings and Loan

,

Savings Association Insurance Fund

,

Sight letter of credit

,

S&L

,

SEC

,

Secondary market

,

Securities and Exchange Commission

,

Sinking fund

,

Spot rate

,

SEC fee

,

Securities analyst

,

Securities Industry Association

,

Securities Investor Protection Corporation

,

Securities loan

,

Segregation of securities

,

Sell the book

,

Specialist unit

,

Stop price

,

Strong dollar

,

Savings rate

,

Standard of living

,

Swap rate

,

Settlement price

,

Spot market

,

Spot price

,

Second-to-die insurance

,

Stock bonus plan

,

Stock market

,

Stock option plan

,

Subscription price

,

Statute of Limitations

,

Statutory investment

,

Sale and leaseback

,

Satisfaction of debt

,

Secondary mortgage market

,

Securities lending

,

Start rate

,

Staggered board of directors

,

Sector fund

,

Series fund

,

Socially responsible fund

,

Specialized fund

,

Specialty fund

,

Stock fund

,

Systematic investment plan

,

Selling the spread

,

Short market value

,

Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees

,

SEP Plan

,

Single-employer plan

,

Summary plan description

,

Share price

,

Split-adjusted price

,

Selling short against the box

,

Shorting against the box

,

Short purchase

,

Structured portfolio strategy

,

S Corporation

,

Short-term gain or loss

,

Standard mileage rate

,

Subchapter M

,

Subchapter S Corporation

,

Simple moving average

,

Same Day Funds Settlement

,

Schedule C

,

Securities Act of 1933

,

Securities Acts Amendments of 1975

,

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

,

Securities fraud

,

Seek a market

,

Specialist market

,

S&P phenomenon

,

Stop and reverse

,

Total cost

,

T-Bill

,

Term to maturity

,

Treasury Direct

,

Take a position

,

Two-sided market

,

Two-way market

,

Trailing P/E

,

Tenancy by the entirety

,

Trust fund

,

Teaser rate

,

Truth in Lending

,

Tax-free bond fund

,

Tax-managed fund

,

Tenancy at will

,

Top hat plan

,

The Street

,

Timing the market

,

Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

,

Tax Reform Act of 1986

,

Tax Reform Act of 1993

,

Take a bath

,

Target price

,

Thin market

,

Third market

,

Tight market

,

Transparent market

,

U.S. Government Agency Security

,

U.S. Savings Bond

,

U.S. Treasury

,

U.S. Treasury Bill

,

U.S. Treasury Bond

,

U.S. Treasury Note

,

U.S. Treasury Securities

,

Unit

,

Uniform Securities Act

,

Unemployment rate

,

Uncovered call

,

Underfunded pension plan

,

Unit Investment Trust

,

Unit Trust

,

Unit of trade

,

Unit of trading

,

Variable rate

,

Voluntary accumulation plan

,

Value averaging

,

Variable ratio plan

,

Volatility

,

Weak dollar

,

Wage price spiral

,

World fund

,

Waiver of premium

,

Widow-and-orphan stock

,

W-2 Form

,

W formation

,

Weak market

,

When, as, and if issued

,

Wide market

,

X or XD

,

Year-To-Date

,

Yankee bond market

,

Yield to call

,

Yield to maturity

,

Yield to worst

,

Y shares

,

Zero-investment portfolio


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