Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Mutual Fund trading costs.

An interesting post from Josh Brown.  What really caught my eye was this:

Trading costs are too high, too. What comes along with lots of trading is lots of trading costs. Scherrer puts the annual cost at around 1.4% (average) to 2.59% for small cap managers, which really takes a chunk out returns.
Remember that when you buy an actively managed fund you are already paying the fund expense ratio which can run 0.5% - 2% depending on the fund.  Add to that 2% trading costs and it is amazing that any of these funds ever beat the market.