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Mutual Fund Trading Costs Add Up. Are ETFs a Better Option?

According to a study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, 401 (k) plans could seriously bring their costs down if they were to  substitute Exchange Traded Funds for mutual funds in their retirement saving options for plan participants. Their findings have interesting implications for investors in general, as they shed light on an area of mutual fund expenses not commonly discussed or easily quantified.
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When It's Better To Own An ETF Than A Mutual Fund (ECH, GXG, JCWIX, MOO, DE, POT, TWON, INXX, CHIE)

Business & Finance : Business Insider: Money Game (4 years ago)

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Most investors steer clear of more comprehensive and lower-priced exchange traded funds because they stick with what they know: mutual funds.Traditional mutual funds lend themselves to basic strategies geared... Read Post

Are You Overpaying for your 401(k)?

Business & Finance : The Curious Capitalist (4 years ago)

Boston College's Center for Retirement Research Center has a study out this month about the cost of 401(k) plans, and they have found another flaw in the nation's defacto retirement savings system: It is overpriced. So not only do 4... Read Post

GLD & TLT: Exploring the Dark Side of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) With Lauren Lyster at Capital Account

Business & Finance : Zero Hedge (2 years ago)

Submitted by Bob English (EB) of EconomicPolicyJournal.com Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have become as ubiquitous to investor portfolios, including retirement accounts, as their cousins in the mainstay mutual fund universe. Yet, few... Read Post


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