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• A bank that offers to pay different rates of interest on CDs of varying maturities is said to "post a scale." Commercial paper issuers also post scales.

• A bank that offers to pay different rates of interest on CDs of varying rates is said to post a scale. Commercial paper dealers also post scales.

 
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 Back end load: A sales charge or commission for an investment paid by the buyer at the time of sale.Refers to charges which are imposed upon the redemption or liquidation of an investment position. Often these charges are on a sliding Scale. Sometimes, these charges are viewed as early withdrawal penalties. They are called backend because they occur at the end of the investment process.A commission or sales fee that is charged upon the redemption of Mutual Fund shares or Variable Annuity contracts. It declines annually, and reaches zero over an extended holding period -- up to eight years -- as described in the prospectus. See also: Front-End Load; Contingent-Deferred Sales Load.

 Decile rank: Performance over time, rated on a Scale of 1-10.1 indicates that a mutual fund's return was in the top 10% of funds being compared, while 3 means the return was in the top 30%. Objective Rank compares all funds in the same investment strategy category. All Rank compares all funds.

 Economies of scale: Economies of Scale is the reduction in per unit cost of production as more of an output is produced.The decrease in the marginal cost of production as a plant's Scale of operations increases.

 Economies of scale: Economies of Scale is the reduction in per unit cost of production as more of an output is produced.The decrease in the marginal cost of production as a plant's Scale of operations increases.

 Front end load: A sales charge or commission paid for an investment at the time of purchase.(1) A mutual fund commission or sales fee that is charged at the time shares are purchased. The load is added to the net asset value of the shares when calculating the public offering price. See also back-end load. (2) A system of sales charge for contractual plans that permits up to 50% of the first year's payments to be deducted as a sales charge. Investors have a right to withdraw from the plan, but there are some restrictions if this occurs. See also: Back-End Load.Refers to charges which are imposed upon the purchase or acquisition of an investment position. Many times these charges are on a sliding Scale. Sometimes, these charges are viewed as impediments for early withdrawals. They are called front-end because they occur at the beginning of the investment process.

 
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