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Front-end load

A sales 

Charge

 paid when an individual buys an investment, such as a mutual 

Fund

, limited partnership, 

Annuity

, or 

Insurance

 policy. The 

Load

 is clubbed with the first payment made by an investor, so the total initial payment is higher than the later payments. The purpose of a 

Load

 is to 

Cover

 administrative expenses and 

Transaction

 costs and sometimes to discourage 

Asset

 turnover. opposite of 

Back-end load

.



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,

Buy

,

Back-end load

,

Charge

,

CLU

,

Cover

,

Expense

,

Fund

,

High

,

Insurance

,

Insurance policy

,

Load

,

Mutual fund

,

Policy

,

PPO

,

Paid

,

Sales

,

Sales charge

,

Transaction

,

Turnover

,

UIT


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10-K

,

52-week high

,

Accelerated Cost Recovery System

,

Accounts receivable turnover

,

Accrued expense

,

Acquisition cost

,

Active asset

,

Administrative systems

,

Annuity unit

,

Asset

,

Asset/equity ratio

,

Asset management account

,

Above par

,

Accrual of discount

,

Amortization of premium

,

Asset-backed security

,

Asset swap

,

At par

,

All or any part

,

At best

,

At call

,

Accommodative monetary policy

,

Adjustable life insurance

,

Annuity

,

At risk

,

Asset acquisition

,

Asset class

,

Asset financing

,

Add-on service

,

Abstract of title

,

Action to quiet title

,

As is

,

Assignment to creditors

,

Attorney in fact

,

Asset-based finance

,

Asset-based lending

,

Asset conversion loan

,

Assignment of mortgage

,

Aggressive growth fund

,

A shares

,

Asset allocation fund

,

Asset turnover

,

Automatic investment plan

,

At the money

,

Age-weighted plan

,

Annuity factor method

,

Across the board

,

Action

,

Additional paid-in capital

,

Ad valorem

,

Against the box

,

At the bell

,

At the close

,

At the figure

,

At the full

,

At the market

,

At the opening order

,

Automated Pricing and Reporting System

,

Away from the market

,

Accredited investor

,

Angel investor

,

Back pay

,

Below the line

,

Books of final entry

,

Books of original entry

,

Banking Act of 1933

,

Balanced fund

,

Below par

,

Bid-to-cover ratio

,

Blend fund

,

Bond fund

,

Bureau of Public Debt

,

Buy

,

Back office

,

Brought over the wall

,

Buying on margin

,

Buy limit order

,

Buy minus

,

Buy minus order

,

Buy on close

,

Buy on opening

,

Buy order

,

Buy stop order

,

Buy the book

,

Back door

,

Back door financing

,

Balance of payments

,

Board of Governors

,

Back months

,

Breaking the syndicate

,

Bill of exchange

,

Bill of sale

,

Breach of trust

,

By the book

,

Balloon payment

,

Bulk sales escrow

,

Back-end load

,

B shares

,

Buy and write

,

Buy-side

,

Back testing

,

Balanced investment strategy

,

Back taxes

,

Breadth-of-market theory

,

Beat the gun

,

Capital asset

,

Capital investment

,

Capitalized cost

,

Cash asset ratio

,

Charge

,

Cost Accounting

,

Cost Of Goods Sold

,

Cost of sales

,

Certificate of Participation

,

Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures

,

Code of procedure

,

Capitalization of income

,

Cost of Living Adjustment

,

Cost-of-living index

,

Council of Economic Advisers

,

Carrying charge

,

Cash and carry trade

,

Chasing the market

,

Cheapest to deliver

,

Chicago Board of Trade

,

Commodities Exchange Act

,

Cost basis

,

Cash value life insurance policy

,

Casualty insurance

,

CLU

,

Convertible term insurance

,

Cost-of-living rider

,

Credit insurance

,

Credit life insurance

,

Certificate of stock

,

Corporate action

,

Cost of carry

,

Certificate of title

,

Class action suit

,

Contract sale

,

Cancellation of debt

,

Certificate of Claim

,

Charge card

,

Closed-end credit

,

Cost of debt capital

,

Cost of funds

,

Credit limit

,

Capital appreciation fund

,

Clone fund

,

Closed-end fund

,

Closed-end investment company

,

Closed fund

,

Contingent deferred sales charge

,

Crossover fund

,

C shares

,

Class of options

,

Close to the money

,

Closing transaction

,

Certificate of Occupancy

,

Cloud on title

,

Cash or Deferred Arrangement

,

Combination annuity

,

Capital Asset Pricing Model

,

Cash sale

,

Class A Shares

,

Class B Shares

,

Crash of 1929

,

Crash of 1987

,

Cover

,

Child and dependent care credit

,

Coefficient of determination

,

Cup and handle

,

Certificate of delivery

,

Close a position

,

Cornering the market

,

Curbs in

,

Days Sales Outstanding

,

Deferred charge

,

Depreciated cost

,

Discretionary expense

,

Deposit in transit

,

Date of issue

,

Date of payment

,

Debt limit

,

Delivery vs. payment

,

Dual currency bond

,

Dual listing

,

Division of Enforcement

,

Division of Investment Management

,

Division of Market Regulation

,

Date of record

,

Dividend in arrears

,

Desk (the)

,

Division of labor

,

Daily trading limit

,

Disability insurance

,

Dual life insurance

,

De-escalation clause

,

De facto

,

Doing business as

,

Durable Power of Attorney

,

Date of maturity

,

Debtor in possession

,

Debtor-in-possession financing

,

Deed of Release

,

Deed of Trust

,

Deferred payment

,

Discharge of bankruptcy

,

Discharge of lien

,

Down payment

,

Due-on-sale clause

,

Dollar cost averaging

,

Dual-purpose fund

,

Deep in the money

,

Deep out of the money

,

Deed of Surrender

,

Department of Housing and Urban Development

,

Deferred annuity

,

Deferred payment annuity

,

Defensive investment strategy

,

Dogs of the Dow

,

Daily high

,

Depth of market

,

Earning asset

,

Expense

,

Eurodollar certificate of deposit

,

Escrowed to maturity

,

Ex-legal

,

Either-or order

,

Effective par

,

Easy monetary policy

,

Edge Act

,

Employer Cost Index

,

Employment Cost Index

,

E-mini

,

Exchange of spot

,

Ex-pit transaction

,

Excess insurance

,

Executive indemnity insurance

,

Ex-all

,

Enhanced index fund

,

Environmental fund

,

Equity fund

,

Exchange fund

,

Exercise limit

,

Expiration time

,

Ex-warrants

,

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

,

Ex-rights

,

Ex-rights date

,

Financial asset

,

First In First Out

,

Fixed asset

,

Fixed-charge coverage ratio

,

Fixed cost

,

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

,

Federal Savings and Loan Association

,

First call date

,

Flight to quality

,

Flow of funds

,

Fill or kill

,

Flotation costs

,

Front-ending an order

,

Fund supermarket

,

Forward P/E

,

Factors of production

,

Favorable balance of trade

,

Fiscal policy

,

First board

,

First notice day

,

Fluctuation limit

,

Forward cover

,

Foreign direct investment

,

Fixed annuity

,

Front-end load

,

First preferred stock

,

Form 8-K

,

Form S-1

,

Friends and family offering

,

Fund

,

Fair Credit Reporting Act

,

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

,

Finance charge

,

First mortgage

,

Forward sale

,

Full faith and credit

,

Family of funds

,

Focused fund

,

Fund family

,

Fund manager

,

Fund of funds

,

Free and clear

,

Federal Insurance Contributions Act

,

Fixed investment trust

,

Free right of exchange

,

Federal ID Number

,

First-round financing

,

Gross sales

,

Guaranteed Investment Contract

,

Glass-Steagall Act

,

G-7

,

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

,

G-8

,

Global fund

,

Group insurance

,

Group sale

,

Graduated payment

,

Growth and income fund

,

Growth fund

,

Gather in the stops

,

Hidden asset

,

Historical cost

,

High-grade bond

,

High yield

,

Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976

,

Hit the bid

,

House of issue

,

Hazard insurance

,

Health insurance

,

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

,

Hidden load

,

High

,

High-flyer

,

High-tech stock

,

Holder in due course

,

High credit

,

High-ratio mortgage

,

Home equity line of credit

,

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act

,

Hedge fund

,

Hybrid annuity

,

Head and shoulders

,

High-low index

,

Hammering the market

,

Held at the opening

,

Holding the market

,

Inactive asset

,

Intangible asset

,

Investment flows

,

In escrow

,

Investment bill

,

Investment-grade bond

,

Investment letter

,

Investment security

,

Investment value

,

In-house

,

Investment Advisor Act of 1940

,

Investment bank

,

Investment banker

,

Investment Bankers Association

,

Investment banking

,

Investment banking group

,

Investment Company Act of 1940

,

In line

,

International Monetary Fund

,

Investment multiplier

,

Individual policy pension trust

,

Insurance

,

Insurance agent

,

Insurance broker

,

Insurance carrier

,

Insurance claim

,

Insurance examiner

,

Insurance policy

,

Insurance premium

,

Initial Public Offering

,

Insider Trading sanctions Act of 1984

,

Interest expense

,

Internal Rate of Return

,

Investor relations

,

Indication of interest

,

In intestacy

,

In play

,

In-process research and development

,

Income fund

,

Index fund

,

Institutional fund

,

International fund

,

Investment company

,

Investment fund

,

Investment objective

,

Investment policy

,

Investment trust

,

I/O strip

,

Installment sales contract

,

Investment property

,

Immediate payment annuity

,

In-service withdrawal

,

Investment philosophy

,

Individual tax return

,

Imbalance of orders

,

In and out

,

Individual investor

,

Institutional investor

,

In sympathy

,

In the tank

,

Jointly and severally

,

Jumping the gun

,

Joint and several liability

,

Joint and survivor annuity

,

Joint life annuity

,

Last In First Out

,

Lender of last resort

,

Law of one price

,

Limited risk

,

Lending at a rate

,

Limit-on-close order

,

Limit order

,

Limit order book

,

Limit order information system

,

Limit price

,

Law of demand

,

Law of supply

,

Limit down

,

Limit move

,

Limit up

,

Lock-limit

,

London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

,

Limited company

,

Level premium insurance

,

Level term insurance

,

Life insurance

,

Long-term care insurance

,

Letter of comment

,

Legal age

,

Line of credit

,

Loan-to-cost

,

Loan-to-value

,

Lock-in

,

Level load

,

Lifecycle fund

,

Load

,

Load-adjusted return

,

Load fund

,

Life annuity

,

Leading the market

,

Limited Liability Company

,

Locked in

,

Long-term gain or loss

,

Last sale

,

Level I quotes

,

Mutual association

,

Mutual company

,

Mutual Savings Bank

,

Municipal bond fund

,

Municipal bond insurance

,

Municipal Bond Insurance Association

,

Municipal investment trust

,

Muni fund

,

Make a market

,

Market on close order

,

Mark-to-market

,

Medium of exchange

,

Marginal propensity to consume

,

Monetary policy

,

Major medical insurance

,

Master policy

,

Mortgage life insurance

,

Minimum payment

,

Money at call

,

Mutual fund

,

Mutual fund custodian

,

Mutual fund symbol

,

Mutual exclusion doctrine

,

Mutual improvement certificate

,

Master limited partnership

,

Net investment

,

Net sales

,

Non-cash expense

,

Noncurrent asset

,

Non-financial asset

,

Negotiable certificate of deposit

,

Negotiable Order of Withdrawal

,

Notice of Sale

,

National Association of Securities Dealers

,

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations system

,

No limit order

,

No quote

,

Nominal asset

,

No-Fault

,

Nonparticipating life insurance policy

,

Net Asset Value

,

No-Action Letter

,

Null and void

,

No-lien affidavit

,

Nonperforming asset

,

Notice of Default

,

No-load

,

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

,

Non-investment property

,

Normal retirement age

,

No-load stock

,

Net transaction

,

New high

,

No book

,

Nonaccredited investor

,

Off the books

,

One time charge

,

Operating costs

,

Original cost

,

Office of Thrift Supervision

,

Out-of-favor

,

Over-the-Counter

,

On-floor order

,

On margin

,

Or better

,

Opinion of title

,

On account

,

On-the-spot loan

,

Open-end credit

,

Open-end mortgage

,

Open-end fund

,

Open-end management company

,

Option income fund

,

Opening transaction

,

Out of the money

,

Open-end lease

,

Old age, survivors, and disability insurance

,

On-balance volume

,

Odd lot buy/sell ratio

,

On close

,

On open

,

On the opening

,

Pooling of interests

,

Profit and loss statement

,

Par bond

,

Payment date

,

Payment-in-kind security

,

Premium over bond value

,

Premium over conversion value

,

Price Value of a Basis Point

,

Public purpose bond

,

Payment for order flow

,

Public limited partnership

,

Purpose loan

,

Plow back

,

P&L

,

Price limit

,

Paris Club

,

Participating insurance

,

Periodic payment plan

,

Policy

,

Policy limit

,

Policy loan

,

Policy surrender

,

PPO

,

Private Mortgage Insurance

,

Pour-over will

,

Power of Attorney

,

Paid

,

Paid up

,

Preforeclosure sale

,

Prioritization of debt

,

Pooled fund

,

Prime rate fund

,

Publicly-traded fund

,

Pure index fund

,

Position limit

,

Pension fund

,

Plan asset

,

Preretirement survivor annuity

,

Prudent Expert Act

,

Paid-in capital

,

Paid-in surplus

,

Passive investor

,

Percent held by institutions

,

Private Investment in Public Equity

,

Portfolio insurance

,

Preservation of capital

,

Point-and-figure chart

,

Painting the tape

,

Private limited partnership

,

Qualified institutional investor

,

Qualifying annuity

,

Quick turn

,

Real asset

,

Receivables turnover

,

Replacement cost

,

Reports and Records

,

Return of capital

,

Return on Capital

,

Return on Invested Capital

,

Return on Total Assets

,

Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit

,

Reading the tape

,

Real-time trade reporting

,

Receive against payment

,

Receive versus payment

,

Regulation D

,

Regulation G

,

Regulation T

,

Regulation U

,

Round of funding

,

Rules of Fair Practice

,

Rate of exchange

,

Reciprocal of European terms

,

Regulated investment company

,

Retail sales index

,

Round turn

,

Regional fund

,

Reduced paid-up insurance

,

Replacement cost insurance

,

Regulation A

,

Reverse Take-Over

,

Right of first refusal

,

Right of rescission

,

Right to Know

,

Reverse-annuity mortgage

,

Revolving line of credit

,

Right of recourse

,

Roll over

,

Rule of 78

,

Right of redemption

,

Retirement Equity Act of 1984

,

Return on Capital Employed

,

Rate of return

,

Real rate of return

,

Real-time

,

Retail investor

,

Resyndication limited partnership

,

Sales

,

Sales ledger

,

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

,

SG&A

,

Stranded asset

,

Sales charge

,

Sales fee

,

Savings and Loan

,

Savings Association Insurance Fund

,

Sight letter of credit

,

S&L

,

Stop payment

,

Securities and Exchange Commission

,

Sinking fund

,

Securities Investor Protection Corporation

,

Segregation of securities

,

Sell limit order

,

Sell the book

,

Stop-limit order

,

Same-store sales

,

Standard of living

,

Second-to-die insurance

,

Self insurance

,

Single-premium life insurance

,

Stock life insurance company

,

Survivorship insurance

,

Statute of Limitations

,

Statutory investment

,

Sale and leaseback

,

Satisfaction of debt

,

Single-payment loan

,

Standard payment calculation

,

Scorched-earth policy

,

Staggered board of directors

,

Sector fund

,

Series fund

,

Socially responsible fund

,

Specialized fund

,

Specialty fund

,

Stock fund

,

Systematic investment plan

,

Selling the spread

,

Single-life annuity

,

Single-Premium Deferred Annuity

,

Surrender charge

,

Selling short against the box

,

Short cover

,

Shorting against the box

,

Short sale rule

,

Sales tax

,

S Corporation

,

Short-term gain or loss

,

Subchapter M

,

Subchapter S Corporation

,

Schedule C

,

Securities Act of 1933

,

Securities Acts Amendments of 1975

,

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

,

Seek a market

,

Small investor

,

Sophisticated investor

,

S&P phenomenon

,

Stop and reverse

,

Silent partner

,

Tangible asset

,

Times interest earned

,

Total assets

,

Total cost

,

Transaction

,

Time deposit

,

Time draft

,

T-Bill

,

Term to maturity

,

Take a position

,

Time order

,

Total return

,

Trailing P/E

,

Tight monetary policy

,

Term insurance

,

Title insurance

,

Total asset turnover

,

Total return index

,

Tenancy by the entirety

,

Trust fund

,

TED spread

,

Time note

,

Truth in Lending

,

Tax-free bond fund

,

Tax-managed fund

,

Turnover

,

Time spread

,

Tenancy at will

,

Time-sharing

,

Transfer payments

,

The Street

,

Time stop

,

Timing the market

,

Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

,

Tax Reform Act of 1986

,

Tax Reform Act of 1993

,

Tax sale

,

Take a bath

,

Trading costs

,

U.S. Government Agency Security

,

U.S. Savings Bond

,

U.S. Treasury

,

U.S. Treasury Bill

,

U.S. Treasury Bond

,

U.S. Treasury Note

,

U.S. Treasury Securities

,

Uniform Securities Act

,

Umbrella liability insurance

,

UIT

,

Unit Investment Trust

,

Unit of trade

,

Unit of trading

,

Vanishing premium policy

,

Venture capital limited partnership

,

With interest

,

Williams Act

,

World fund

,

Waiver of premium

,

Widow-and-orphan stock

,

W-2 Form

,

Wash sale rule

,

W formation

,

When, as, and if issued

,

When issued

,

X or XD

,

Year-over-year

,

Year-To-Date

,

Yield to call

,

Yield to maturity

,

Yield to worst

,

Y shares

,

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