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Subject: Re: Front and Back End Date: 5/31/2001 8:19 AM
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Can i get the definition of "front end" and "back end"?


Hi George,

When I hear those terms I think of loads.

http://www.investorwords.com/l2.htm#load
"A sales charge added to the purchase and/or sale price of some mutual funds and annuities. opposite of no-load."

A front-end load is charged when you buy, a back-end load is charged when you sell.

Have you read Mutual Funds: Costs - Loads?
http://www.fool.com/school/mutualfunds/costs/loads.htm

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