front-end load

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front-end load

n.
A fee that a mutual fund charges to an investor when the investor buys shares in the fund.

front-end load

n
(Banking & Finance) commission and other expenses paid for as a large proportion of the early payments made by an investor in an insurance policy or a long-term investment plan
front-end loading n

front′-end` load′


n.
(in a mutual fund) a percentage of the first year's payment used for sales commission and future operating expenses.
Also called front′ load`.
[1960–65]
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The accountant must familiarize him- or herself with the difference between front loads, back loads, contingent deferred sales charges, 12b-1 fees, management fees and various classes of stock that an investor can purchase in the same mutual fund.
With "M" shares, the front load usually is less than that on "A" shares, but the 12b-1 fee often is higher.
This fund provides an investor with approximately $300 more than the next two best options: a 4% front load and a 4% back load imposed on the market value at the time of redemption.