As mutual fund investors become more aware of the fees associated with this investment type, the industry seems to be adjusting costs accordingly. Lowering an investor’s fees may produce a better bottom line for the fund in the long term, while investors benefit now. But fund shareholders should also stay informed and understand specificially what the fees will cost today.
Morningstar Inc., the Chicago-based financial data provider, suggests an investor should keep these questions in mind:
1. What do my funds charge and are they part of the low-cost trend?
2. Am I paying too much?
3. Could I pay less without damaging my portfolio, asset allocation or emotional security about my strategy and plans?
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