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Financial Dictionary 

Thousands of investors have told us they are confused by the investment jargon that is used by financial advisors. We also know some terms, that investors don't understand, are used by advisors as sales ploys. They establish themselves as experts when they define a term you may not understand. 

There is an alternative. We have defined more than 1,500 commonly used financial terms. Look-up a definition by entering the term in the search engine or using the alphabetical search service.

Definition of 'Front End Sales Load'

Some mutual funds and other investments charge a sales commission (load) that is deducted from principal at the time of investment. For example, a $100,000 investment in a fund that has a 5% sales load would invest $95,000 after $5,000 of commissions is deducted.

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