Distribution by maturity

Definition:

An indicator of interest rate risk. In general, the higher the concentration of longer-maturity issues, the more a portfolio's share price will fluctuate in response to changes in interest rates.

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Mutual fund theorem

A result associated with the CAPM, asserting that investors will choose to invest their entire risky portfolio in a market-index or mutual fund.

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