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• Refers to selling often coincident with market tops or consolidations. It also refers to the liquidation, partial or entire, by insiders, control people, or major investors. The term also refers to a disbursement out of a retirement plan or mutual fund.

 
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 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.

 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.

 Bar chart: The simplest type of probability Distribution; shows only a limited number of outcomes and associated probabilities for a given event.

 Cash dividend: A dividend paid in cash to a company's shareholders. The amount is normally based on profitability and is taxable as income. A cash Distribution may include capital gains and return of capital in addition to the dividend.Money paid to a corporation's stockholders, normally out of the corporation's current earnings or accumulated profits. All dividends must be declared by the board of directors. Dividends are taxable as income to the shareholders.

 
 Related Terms
 Continuous probability distribution
Cumulative probability distribution
Early distribution
Frequency distribution
Lognormal distribution
Lump sum distribution
Normal distribution
Normal probability distribution
Probability distribution
Required minimum distribution
Skewed distribution
Standard normal distribution or standardized normal distribution
Standardized normal distribution
Truncated distribution

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