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EAFE index. The Europe, Australasia, Far East Index. Created by Morgan Stanley Capital International®, this index is a free float-adjusted, market capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of global developed markets, excluding the United States and Canada.

Employer identification number (EIN). A type of taxpayer identification number (TIN) assigned to employers, employees' plans, estates, partnerships, trusts and other business entities (including mutual funds).

Equity security. Security representing ownership interest in a corporation—sometimes called stocks.

Exchange rate. Price at which one country's currency can be converted into another country's.

Ex-dividend. Literally, trading without the dividend. It is the interval between the record date and payment of the next dividend. An investor who buys shares during that interval is not entitled to the dividend on those newly purchased shares.

Exempt interest dividend. (See Tax-Exempt Interest Dividend).

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