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CAC 40 Index
A broad-based index of 40 common stocks on the Paris Bourse.
Calendar Effect
The tendency of stocks to perform differently at different times, including such anomalies as the January effect, month-of-the-year effect, day-of-the-week effect, and holiday effect.
Calendar Spread
A spread consisting of one long and one short option of the same type with the same exercise price, but which expire in different months.
Call
An option that gives the right to buy the underlying futures contract.
Call Date
A date before maturity, specified at issuance, when the issuer of a bond may retire part of the bond for a specified call price.
Call Money Rate
Also called the broker loan rate, the interest rate that banks charge brokers to finance margin loans to investors. The broker charges the investor the call money rate plus a service charge. Buying on margin.
Call Option
An option contract which gives the holder the right, but not the obligation, to buy a specified amount of an underlying security at a specified price within a specified time in exchange for a paying a premium.
Call Premium
The amount a call option costs.
Call Price
The price, specified at issuance, at which the issuer of a bond may retire part of the bond at a specified call date.
Call Protection
A feature of some callable bonds that establishes an initial period when the bonds may not be called.
Call Provision
An embedded option granting a bond issuer the right to buy back all or part of the issue prior to maturity.
Call Risk
The combination of cash flow uncertainty and reinvestment risk introduced by a call provision.
Capital
The amount of money an individual or business has available.
Capital Appreciation
The profit made on an investment, measured by the increase in a fund share's value from the time of purchase to the time of sale.
Capital Appreciation Funds
A fund that invests primarily in common stocks the manager believes will provide maximum capital appreciation. Capital appreciation funds often resort to aggressive investment techniques, such as rapid portfolio turnover, leveraging, and investing in unregistered securities in order to achieve their objectives.
Capital Gain
The profit realized when a capital asset is sold for a higher price than the purchase price.
Capital Growth
Also called capital appreciation, capital growth is an investment objective of many stock funds. Capital growth is achieved when the market values of a fund's holdings increase, causing the fund's net asset value per share to increase.
Capital Loss
The loss incurred when a capital asset is sold for a lower price than the purchase price.
Capital Market
The market for trading long-term debt instruments (those that mature in more than one year).
Capital Market Line (CML)
The line defined by every combination of the risk-free asset and the market portfolio.
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