What Is a No-Load Mutual Fund? - TheStreet Definition

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A mutual fund that has no sales commission and only charges an annual 12b-1 fee up to one-quarter of 1%, or 0.25%. The 12b-1 fees, named for their numbered listing in the Investment Company Act of 1940, are what mutual funds can charge to cover the costs of their distribution (for example, advertising expenses).

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