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Graphic of the Day – Calculating the Cost of an Exchange-Traded Fund

By JLP | October 25, 2012

This is pretty cool (click on the graphic to see a larger version):

Calculating the True Cost of an ETFSource: WSJ

There is more to be considered when selecting an ETF than just the expense ratio. Spreads and brokerage commissions can take a large chunk out of the returns (if there are any).

Topics: Exchange-Traded Funds, Investing | 1 Comment »


One Response to “Graphic of the Day – Calculating the Cost of an Exchange-Traded Fund”

  1. BG Says:
    October 25th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    That $6.95 is a flat fee though — so the “percentages” change based on the investment amount. A relatively small investment of $10k (example used here) and those fees look larger than if you invested $100k.

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