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Expenses

• Period costs other than the cost of goods sold usually called expenses

 
 Embedded terms in definition
 Cost of goods sold
 
 Referenced Terms
 12b 1 fees: The percent of a mutual fund's assets used to defray marketing and distribution Expenses. The amount of the fee is stated in the fund's prospectus. The SEC has recently proposed that 12B-1 fees in excess of 0.25% be classed as a load. A true no load fund has neither a sales charge nor 12b-1 fee.Are charges assessed against an individual's mutual fund holdings for marketing and distribution Expenses.A provision of the Investment Company Act of 1940 that allows a Mutual Fund to collect a fee for the promotion, sale, or other activity connected with the distribution of its shares. The fee must be reasonable (typically 1/2 to 1% of net assets managed), up to a maximum of 8.5% of the offering price per share.

 12b 1 fees: The percent of a mutual fund's assets used to defray marketing and distribution Expenses. The amount of the fee is stated in the fund's prospectus. The SEC has recently proposed that 12B-1 fees in excess of 0.25% be classed as a load. A true no load fund has neither a sales charge nor 12b-1 fee.Are charges assessed against an individual's mutual fund holdings for marketing and distribution Expenses.A provision of the Investment Company Act of 1940 that allows a Mutual Fund to collect a fee for the promotion, sale, or other activity connected with the distribution of its shares. The fee must be reasonable (typically 1/2 to 1% of net assets managed), up to a maximum of 8.5% of the offering price per share.

 Accrual accounting: The process of recognizing, in the financial statements, revenue when it is earned and Expenses as they are incurred regardless of when the cash changes hands

 Accrual basis: Recognizes revenue at the point of sale and recognizes Expenses that were incurred to earn that revenue (matching principle).

 Amortization: The systematic expensing of a portion of the cost of a fixed asset against sales revenue.(1) The paying off of debt in regular installments over a period of time. (2) The deduction of certain capital Expenses over a specific period of time.The repayment of a loan by installments.Is the periodic pay down of principal. This is a common feature of most mortgages. Amortize also refers to the accounting write down or reduction in an intangible asset. This creates a charge against income. Amortization can also refer to the reduction in the cost basis of a bond purchased at a premium to par. Sometimes, amortization is used as a synonym for depreciation or other write down of an asset or liability. In the later capacity it tends to apply to intangible assets. See Interest Impact on Installment to Amortize or Amortization.The process of reducing a debt through installment payments of principal and interest.

 
 Related Terms
 Annual fund operating expenses
Operating expenses
Variable expenses

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