Mutual fund Make Rich purchases computer equipment from SuperFast for research and other work related purposes
Rather than paying SuperFast for the computers, MakeRich adds a few cents to the brokerage
fees it pays, YourBroker for executing every transaction. YourBroker buys computer from SuperFast and ships it to MakeRich, calling it a "Free of Charge" provision to MakeRich. This is an example of "soft dollar" purchase. Thus the costs of research services are not
disclosed to the fund's investors.