Hidden Mutual Fund Fees
posted on December 31, 2005 12:15
It turns out that nearly half—44 percent—of the true costs of owning your mutual funds are hidden. Even the savviest investors who pride themselves on knowing all of the angles when it comes to controlling costs pay out more than they realize for mutual funds. The reason that the question of cost is important to mutual fund shareholders can be summed up in one sentence: What you earn on a mutual fund is the return MINUS the cost of investing in the mutual fund.