Hidden Load

An undisclosed fee or sales charge, which is often hidden in the fine print of a fund's prospectus or in an insurance contract. In some cases, investors and clients do not realize they are paying the hidden load, as explicit attention is never drawn to the issue.

A hidden load is a cost that a customer is typically never told about. For example, most investors are unaware of the 12b-1 fee that mutual funds often charge. With this hidden load, the investor will pay an small, annual charge to cover the fund's promotional and advertising expenses.


Investment dictionary. . 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • Hidden City of Taurmond — Infobox Album | Name = Hidden City of Taurmond Type = Album Artist = Wizardzz Released = March 21, 2006 Recorded = Providence, Rhode Island Genre = Electropop/Noise pop Length = 46:19 Label = Load Records (2006) Producer = Reviews = *Allmusic… …   Wikipedia

  • Hidden surface determination — In 3D computer graphics, hidden surface determination (also known as hidden surface removal (HSR), occlusion culling (OC) or visible surface determination (VSD)) is the process used to determine which surfaces and parts of surfaces are not… …   Wikipedia

  • load — I. noun Etymology: Middle English lod, from Old English lād support, carrying more at lode Date: 12th century 1. a. the quantity that can be carried at one time by a specified means; especially a measured quantity of a commodity fixed for each… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • load — 1. A departure from normal body content, as of water, salt, or heat; positive loads are quantities in excess of the normal; negative loads are quantities in deficit. 2. The quantity of a measurable …   Medical dictionary

  • load·ed — /ˈloʊdəd/ adj 1 not used before a noun informal : very rich His parents are loaded. 2 a of a gun : having bullets inside a loaded rifle/pistol He said he didn t know the gun was …   Useful english dictionary

  • phantom load — n. The electricity consumed by a device when it is turned off. Example Citations: Mr. Stewart says a big source of waste is the approximately 6 per cent of the electricity used in typical homes by devices that consume power even when turned off.… …   New words

  • Bed load — The term Bed load describes particles in a flowing fluid (usually a river) that are transported along the bed. This is in opposition to suspended load and wash load which are carried entirely in suspension.Bedload moves by a variety of methods,… …   Wikipedia

  • Catalogue de Load Records — Cet article présente le catalogue complet du label indépendant de Providence (Rhode Island) Load Records, spécialisé dans le rock expérimental et bruitiste. Année N° Artiste Titre Collaborations 1993 1 Boss Fuel Just Like Everybody Else Would /… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • loaded — load|ed [ loudəd ] adjective ▸ 1 carrying a load ▸ 2 very full ▸ 3 containing bullets ▸ 4 with second meaning ▸ 5 very rich ▸ 6 very drunk 1. ) carrying a load: a fully loaded airplane loaded with: a truck loaded with fruit 2. ) having a large… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.