Management Fee: The amount a mutual fund pays to its investment advisor for services rendered, including management of the fund's portfolio. In general, this fee ranges from .5% to 1% of the fund's asset value.
Junk Bond: A speculative bond rated BB or below by Standard & Poor's Corp. and Ba or below by Moody's Investor Service. See Bond Rating. "Junk bonds" are generally issued by corporations of questionable financial strength or without proven track records. They tend to be more volatile and higher yielding than bonds with superior quality ratings. "Junk bond funds" emphasize diversified investments in these low-rated, high-yielding debt issues.
Money Market Fund: A mutual fund that invests only in money markets such as commercial papers, commercial bills, and treasury bills certificate of deposit and other instruments specified by RBI. These funds have a minimum lock-in period of 15 days. Till recently, the RBI regulated money market funds but they now come under SEBI.