REAL Definition

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REAL, dependent upon usage, means either 1. in economics, refers to measures such as cost, price and income, which are corrected for inflation over time in order to permit a comparison of actual purchasing power; or, 2. actual cost, as opposed to nominal.

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MONEY MARKET FUND is a fund that invests in various short-term debt instruments, i.e., commercial paper, negotiable certificates of deposit, bankers acceptances, Treasury bills, etc. Shares seek to maintain a net asset value of $1 but the interest rate changes daily.

CASH & EQUIVALENTS means all cash, marketplace securities, and other near-cash items. Excludes sinking funds.

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