MER (Management Expense Ratio) is the percentage of the assets that were spent to run a mutual fund. It includes things like management and advisory fees, travel costs and 12b-1 fees. The expense ratio does not include brokerage costs for trading the portfolio. Also referred to as the Expense Ratio.
GLOBALIZATION is the name for the process of increasing the connectivity and interdependence of the worlds markets and businesses. In its literal sense, globalization is a social change, an increased connectivity among societies and their elements due to transculturation; the explosive evolutions of transport and communication technologies to facilitate international cultural and economic exchange are examples of globalization.
CONTRA ACCOUNT is a. the reduction to the gross cost of an asset to arrive at the net cost; also known as a valuation allowance; e.g., accumulated depreciation is a contra account to the original cost of a fixed asset to arrive at the book value; or, b. reduction of a liability to arrive at its carrying value; e.g., bond discount, which is a reduction of bonds payable.
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