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CWGIX: "Max Front End Sales Load 5.75%"
Wow, I didn't realize that there were still load funds around.
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Yup. All of American Funds' stuff has a load. The load drops down significantly and quickly as you accumulate a stash. They also allow one to sign a "Letter of intent" (You agree to buy XXX amount over the next year or so for a reduced load.)

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Same with MFS Funds. And with Class A shares it's the same 5.75%. I had some Mass Investors Growth Stock Fund (MIGFX) shares for 50 years or so. A $100 gift from my grandmother that grew to over $9,000 in that 50 years. And I never put any more new money in it. I thought about it, but that big a front-end load talked me out of it. I sold it a couple of years ago when it was the 2nd-to-last thing I had that wasn't in a brokerage account. (The last thing is shares in a local bank in a nearby city, but that's a family connection.)

Bill
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