Back End Load

In finance, the term “back end load” refers to collective penalty fees charged to an investor when they exit an investment.

This term is most commonly associated with fees charged when an investor sells shares in an investment fund. It is synonymous with the term contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC).

Not all investment funds charge these fees. Some investment funds only charge fees when investors sell their fund shares within a certain time frame, while allowing fee-free withdrawal after that.

See also: Front end load

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