The headlines roll on. Here’s another, from John Baker on ADS-L, 5/7/09, who found it in a mutual fund industry trade publication:
Asset Drops Fuel Expense Ratio Rise
Its meaning? Decreases in the assets under management in mutual funds (mainly because of declining prices in the stock market) have caused the funds’ expense ratios to increase.
noting that the headline is so hard to parse because four of its six words (everything except asset and ratio) can function as either nouns or verbs.