Articles under “fees”

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Don’t Do As I Do: (Canadian) Financial Advisers Edition

Financial decisions are among life’s most complex decisions, which is why many people turn to professional financial advisers for help. While the profession has its supporters, it also has a large group of critics.

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The Tyranny of Compounding Costs

Fees compound over time, just like investment returns. But rather than push the value of portfolios higher over the long run, fees do the exact opposite.

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Investment Fees Matter, But Taxes Matter Even More

For more than 40 years, our Chief Investment Officer Burt Malkiel has been telling investors that you can’t outperform the market, so you should buy index funds and focus on the three things over which you do have control: minimizing fees, minimizing taxes and staying diversified. Minimizing fees gets a lot of attention from personal

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America’s $13.2 Trillion Problem

Every year, millions of investors open their brokerage statements and feel a wave of anxiety as they attempt to figure out how much they are really paying in fees. The challenge is it’s almost impossible to tell.

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