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breakpoint

[′brāk‚pȯint]
(chemical engineering)
(computer science)
A point in a program where an instruction, instruction digit, or other condition enables a programmer to interrupt the run by external intervention or by a monitor routine.
(industrial engineering)
In a time study, the end of an element in a work cycle and the point at which a reading is made. Also known as end point; reading point.

breakpoint

(programming)
A point in a program that, when reached, triggers some special behavior useful to the process of debugging; generally, breakpoints are used to either pause program execution, and/or dump the values of some or all of the program variables. Breakpoints may be part of the program itself; or they may be set by the programmer as part of an interactive session with a debugging tool for scrutinizing the program's execution.

breakpoint

A point in the processing of a program that the programmer wants to observe more closely by stopping the program and examining the contents of variables, buffers and memory. Part of the debugging function, lines of code are marked as breakpoints. When those instructions are about to be executed, the program stops, and control is passed to the programmer. After inspection, the programmer can step through the program one line at a time or cause the program to continue running either to the end, to the next breakpoint or until it crashes, whichever comes first. See watch variable and watchpoint.
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15 /PRNewswire/ -- NASD today alerted investors to the fact that they may not have consistently received breakpoint discounts to which they are entitled on their front-end load mutual fund purchases.
Typically, breakpoint discounts are applied to front-end load funds to reduce sales loads at the investment levels of $50,000, $100,000, $250,000, $500,000 and $1 million.
This information includes breakpoint schedules and linkage rules, contingent deferred sales charge schedules, minimum and maximum investment requirements and other security-related information.
The report recommends that: * mutual fund companies take steps to make investors aware of the availability of breakpoint discounts; * broker-dealers adopt policies and practices to gather the appropriate information from investors so that they can take advantage of all available breakpoint discounts; * transfer agents and broker-dealers modify the systems used to execute mutual fund transactions; and * regulators, such as NASD, NYSE and the SEC, and the mutual fund and securities industries continue to take active measures to educate the investing public about breakpoint opportunities, such as NASD's Investor Alert, www.
The new resource center, slated to go live in August, will make Vision's existing breakpoint information easier to access and use.
Today's actions follow examinations that revealed that many investors were not receiving correct breakpoint discounts on their mutual fund purchases.
NEW YORK, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation announced today its plan to help the mutual fund industry address the breakpoint issue by modifying two of its mutual fund services -- Fund/SERV(R) and Mutual Fund Profile Service.
Advisors are required, under federal regulations, to consider breakpoint discounts when proposing the purchase of mutual funds containing sales loads.
Interest in Profile has been growing since the Joint NASD/Industry Task Force on Breakpoints issued its report and singled out the service for its ability to help meet the challenge of identifying and applying breakpoint discounts.
It is a transportation service curb to curb for users in big trouble and mobility breakpoint to breakpoint for other users.
With NASD's new online tools, getting expense and breakpoint information has never been faster or easier.