What Is an Expense Ratio?
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What Is an Expense Ratio?

Investors readily acknowledge the fact that their returns will be diminished by trading commissions, account service fees, and (sometimes) taxes. Although these are typically perceived as the only costs, for the investors involved with mutual funds, unfortunately, they are not the only dents in profit. Returns from investments in index funds, mutual funds, and exchange-traded…

How Does an ETF Work?
Investing | Investment Funds

How Does an ETF Work?

An easy answer is an ETF is an exchange-traded fund. However, when it comes to investing, the ETF combines the diversity you get in mutual funds with the ease of trading stock. Here’s your ETF 101 crash course to bring you up to speed on why exchange-traded funds (ETFs) might be ideal for you. Exchange-traded…