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Tracking error
In an indexing strategy, the difference between the performance of the benchmark and the replicating portfolio.
Trade date
In an interest rate swap, the date that the counterparties commit to the swap.
Trade Date
The date on which a purchase or redemption of mutual fund shares is conducted.
Trade house
A firm which deals in actual commodities.
Trader
A client who buys and sells frequently with the objective of short-term profit.
Tranche
One of several related securities offered at the same time.
Transactions costs
Related: Round-trip transactions costs, Information costs, Search costs
Transfer
The process of changing ownership of an account within the same fund.
Transfer Agent
The organization employed by a mutual fund to prepare and maintain records relating to the accounts of its shareholders. Some funds serve as their own transfer agents.
Transition phase
A phase of development in which the company's earnings begin to mature and decelerate to the rate of growth of the economy as a whole. Related: Three-phase DDM
Transparency
Refers to the visibility level of securities holdings within a given portfolio or fund. Generally, the transparency of an index fund will be greater than an actively managed fund. This is due to the fact that holdings within an index fund are openly disclosed and available.
Treasuries
Fixed income securities issued by the U.S. government. Treasuries include: Treasury Bills (T-Bills), Treasury Notes, and Treasury Bonds.
Treasury Bill (T-Bill)
These are short-term government securities with maturities of no more than one year.
Treasury Bond (T-Bond)
A fixed-interest U.S. government debt security with a maturity of 10 years or more..
Treasury Note (T- Note)
A fixed-interest U.S. government debt security with a maturity of between one and ten years.
Treasury securities
Securities issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Trend
The general direction of the market.
Treynor Index
A measure of the excess return per unit or risk, where excess return is defined as the difference between the portfolio's return and the risk-free rate of return over the same evaluation period and where the unit of risk is the portfolio's beta. Related: Sharpe Index
Triple Tax-Exempt Fund
A municipal bond mutual fund whose dividends and interest are exempt from federal, state and local income taxes for residents of a particular state.
Triple Witching Day
The third Friday in March, June, September and December when U.S. options, index options and futures contracts all expire simultaneously often resulting in massive trades.
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