Articles under “fees”

The New ETF on the Block

At Wealthfront we take pride in lowering our clients’ expenses wherever possible. As our Chief investment Officer Burt Malkiel likes to say, there’s nothing like saving fees because it represents a guaranteed increase in returns.

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The Silent Assassin of Fees

A few years ago I wrote a blog post that attempted to comprehensively outline all the apparent and hidden fees that can eat away at your investment return. This was (and still is) important because over the course of 30 years fees can actually lower your net worth by as much as 50%.1 But as

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Why We Avoid BlackRock ETFs

Back in 2013, salespeople for BlackRock called to tell us about their new series of iShares exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with dramatically lower fees. They clearly expected us to share their excitement, and jump at the chance to offer the funds to our clients.

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Don’t Do As I Do: 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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