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front load

To organize something (often a contract or itinerary) so that it is most productive at the start and tapers off during the duration. My agent front loaded my contract so that I would make the most money right now, in the prime of my career. Why did you front load our trip so much? I'm exhausted after three days of touring the city!
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With "M" shares, the front load usually is less than that on "A" shares, but the 12b-1 fee often is higher.
This fund provides an investor with approximately $300 more than the next two best options: a 4% front load and a 4% back load imposed on the market value at the time of redemption.
At the end of 20 years, the back-load option provides nearly $3,500 more in terminal value than the next best alternatives, which are again the 4% front load and the 4% back load (based on market value).