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Finance Glossary

Just call us Bond. Amortized bond.

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See A-Shares and B-Shares. Then share. And share alike. And know that C-shares are for "come and go" investors. They charge a level load 1% for the 12b-1 fee usually and there are other fees that hit if they exit the fund in less than a year or so.