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Load

Load denotes either a fund’s maximum initial or deferred sales charge.

For initial, or front-end loads, this figure is expressed as a percentage of the initial investment and is incurred upon purchase of fund shares.

For deferred sales charges (also known as back-end loads or contingent deferred sales charges), the amount charged is based on the lesser of the initial or final value of the shares sold. If the fund does not have a load and remains open to investors, “None” appears. We list “12b-1 only” in this space if the fund has no sales fees, but does have a 12b-1 fee. If the fund no longer offers shares to new investors, “Closed” is listed here. A percentage followed by a W indicates that, at the time of publication, the fund is waiving its load for the general public.

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