Glossary of Terms

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Value Funds
Mutual funds that invest in stocks that are believed to be priced below what they are really worth, based on fundamental factors. Managers of value funds believe such stocks will, in time, appreciate and realize their true value. Value stocks may continue to be inexpensive for long periods of time and may never realize their full value.
Variable Rate Demand Note
A debt instrument that represents borrowed funds. As a demand note, the lender can request repayment at any time — and interest accrues at prevailing market rates, which vary over time.
The variability of returns in a security or portfolio over time. Volatility is measured by the standard deviation of returns of the investment. See Standard Deviation.