Articles under “fees”

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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Are You Invested the Right Way for 2016?

As we draw to the close of another year, it’s common for investors to ask themselves, “am I invested the right way for the long term?” Unfortunately, too often we lack access to the data that could help answer that question. Fortunately, Wealthfront is in a unique position.

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Fees Can Destroy Your Return

In an environment where a diversified portfolio is only expected to return on the order of 6% annually, any fees will have a significant impact on your outcome. In the same way that investing for the long-term takes advantage of the power of compounding, the regular or recurring fees you pay reduces the overall potential

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