No-load stock

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No-load stock

Shares that can be purchased from the issuing companies themselves, so that broker fees and commissions can be avoided.

No-Load Stock

Stock in a publicly-traded company one purchases without using a broker as an intermediary. Some companies also offer plans called direct purchase plans which allow the investor to bypass his/her broker and buy no-load stocks. This saves the investor the expense of commissions and fees ordinarily paid to the broker. However, no-load stocks are rather illiquid (it is difficult to sell one's shares without a broker), and are therefore bought for long-term investing.
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The initial sample of firms was obtained from the first edition of No-Load Stocks (Carlson, 1995).
To Build a Portfolio Cheaply, Consider No-Load Stocks, The Wall Street Journal, (July 5): C1.
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According to this argument, firms offer no-load stock purchase plans in order to broaden their shareholder base (MacQuarrie, 1995; Scholes and Wolfson, 1989), especially by attracting smaller investors.
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Still, investors who choose no-load mutual funds over a portfolio of no-load stocks or stocks in general may be surprised to see how unsafe these funds are during declining markets.
I will say that investors who ignore no-load stocks for no-load mutual funds may be overlooking some attractive long-term capital-gains performers while relegating their investment funds to subpar performance.
investing in no-load mutual funds are greater than the costs of investing in individual stocks, especially no-load stocks.
How do the costs of investing in no-load stocks compare to the costs of no-load mutual funds?
You never have to guess what securities are held in your portfolio of no-load stocks.
No-load stock programs have existed for several years, Carlson said, but they stagnated until recently because it took up to two years to get a plan approved by the U.