automatic withdrawal(redirected from Automatic Withdrawals)
A mutual fund that gives a certain, stated amount to each shareholder every month or quarter. For example, an automatic withdrawal fund could be structured to give shareholders one dollar per share per month. The money theoretically comes from dividends or coupons, but if there is not enough income to cover the withdrawal, the fund's managers must liquidate some securities to cover the obligation.
A feature of some mutual funds that allows a shareholder to specify that the fund remit fixed payments at periodic intervals. The payments are composed of dividends, interest, and capital gains received by the fund, and, if these are insufficient, liquidation of some shares owned by the shareholder.