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load

 [lōd]
the quantity of something that is carried or borne.
case load the number of patients under the care of an individual health care worker.
viral load the number of copies of RNA of a given virus per milliliter of blood.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

load

(lōd),
1. A departure from normal body content, as of water, salt, or heat; positive loads are quantities in excess of the normal; negative loads are quantities in deficit.
2. The quantity of a measurable entity borne by an object or organism.
[M.E. lode, fr. A.S. lād,]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

load

A measurable quantity of a thing. See Patient load Drug slang 25 bags of heroin Medtalk The content of a substance or material. See Afterload, Front load, Standard load.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

load

(lōd)
1. The quantity of a measurable entity borne by an object or organism.
2. A departure from normal body content, as of water, salt, or heat; positive loads are quantities in excess of the normal; negative loads are quantities in deficit.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

load

(lōd)
Departure from normal body content; positive loads are quantities in excess of normal; negative loads are quantities in deficit.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Fees Paid Directly from Shareholder's Investment Class A Class B Class C Maximum sales charge 5.75%1 None None imposed on purchases (expressed as a percentage of the offering price) Maximum sales charge None None None imposed on reinvested dividends Maximum deferred sales charge None (2) 5.00% (3) 1.00% (4) Redemption or exchange fees None None None (1) Sales charges are reduced or eliminated for purchases of $25,000 or more.
They could buy shares of a load fund through broker-dealers or other professionals, paying a "front-end" sales charge of up to 8.5%, or they could buy shares in a no-load fund offered primarily through advertisements.
In most cases, a mutual fund reports their annual return net of the annual management fees, but do not net out the sales charges.
In a variation of the original back-load, several mutual funds have instituted a back-load based structure called a contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC).
They should not be excessive relative to can-charge management fees; sales charges are just a way to get professionals to help sell the funds.
Back-end sales load or contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC): This fee is charged when mutual fund shares are sold.
The SEC's suggested changes would limit sales charges and call for more robust disclosure rules.
Fees Paid Directly from Shareholder's Investment Class A Class B Class C Maximum sales charge 5.75% (1) None None imposed on purchases (expressed as a percentage of the offering price) Maximum sales charge None None None imposed on reinvested dividends Maximum deferred sales charge None (2) 5.00% (3) 1.00% (4) Redemption or exchange fees None None None (1) Sales charges are reduced or eliminated for purchases of $25,000 or more.
The emerging "sleeper" issue in mutual fund liability is the confusing and largely hidden way in which sales charges and fees are communicated.
* Sales charges: Moving between funds in the same mutual fend family won't cost you, but if you move to a different fund family, there will likely be a fee.
Sterling Capital Management LLC (Sterling) has announced the Sterling Capital Funds added the R6 share class for seven of its mutual funds, which offers eligible clients a share class without shareholder servicing fees or sales charges, the company said.
FINRA has been focused on the same types of mutual fund cases that it brought last year--sanctioning firms for selling mutual fund shares with front- or back-end sales charges to certain customers who were eligible to receive sales charge waivers