Introduction to Mutual Fund Expenses

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Is it worthwhile to pay the expenses charged by mutual funds? In many cases, it is. Let's look at several of them.

What you will learn

  • Mutual Fund Sales Charges
  • Mutual Fund Redemption Fees
  • Mutual Fund 12b-1 and Service Fees
  • Miscellaneous Fees in Mutual Funds
  • What's Reasonable with Mutual Fund Costs?

What do you know?

Introduction to Mutual Fund Expenses

High costs in a mutual fund could reduce your overall investment return. On the other hand, if the costs are for valuable services, they might be worth the expense in terms of value to you and the fund management. Savvy investors check out mutual fund costs and determine whether they are worth the expense.