The amount that investors pay when they buy (front-end load) or redeem (back-end load) shares in a mutual fund, similar to a commission. The SEC's rules do not limit sales loads a fund may charge, but FINRA's rules cap mutual fund sales loads at 8.5% of the purchase or sale, or at lower levels, depending on other fees and charges.
ESG Funds – What You Should Know
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Celebrity Involvement with SPACs
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Know the risks of day trading
Read this Director’s Take article to understand the risks of engaging in this type of speculative investing.