Transactions costs

Definition:

The time, effort, and money necessary, including such things as commission fees and the cost of physically moving the asset from seller to buyer. Transcations costs should also include the bid/ask spread as well as price impact costs (for example a large sell order could lower the price). Related: Round-trip transactions costs, information costs, search costs.

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Hidden load

A sales charge that is not explicitly disclosed or is buried in the fine print of a mutual fund prospectus or life insurance policy and therefore is not immediately apparent.

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