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What is a "Breakpoint"?

What is a "Breakpoint"?

A breakpoint generally refers to a level of investment at which the fee structure changes. For mutual funds, it can mean a level that triggers a reduced sales load.

An investor can either hit the breakpoint at the time of original investment or in some cases can sign a letter of intent to reach a certain investment level and qualify for the reduced fee that way.

There may be multiple breakpoints for an investment, with the fee falling at each one.

What are Breakouts?
What are Pivot Points?

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