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Old 04-02-2006, 03:33 PM   #21
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It will be a good experiment!

I had about $5600 in my IRA. I sort of realized that ETF's had low returns, and I was losing more in fee's than gains.

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Re: Sharebuilder Question
Old 04-02-2006, 10:39 PM   #22
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I had about $5600 in my IRA. I sort of realized that ETF's had low returns, and I was losing more in fee's than gains.
Your comment intrigues me. Why do you think ETFs have low returns? The fees can certainly be on the high side, but there are ways of mitigating that from what little I've read.
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Old 04-02-2006, 10:42 PM   #23
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Well I a had a few ETF's that were recommended by experts, and I would get like $4 gains/dividends a month and pay a $12 fee.

I think Mutual Funds are so much better and offer much more diversification than ETF's.

Just my opinion and experience.

Also sharebuilders website sucks. No analysis kind of tools or anything. Uncomparable to Vanguard.
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Old 04-02-2006, 10:47 PM   #24
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It's all in what you pick. There are mutual funds with 5% front loads that track the same stocks as a no-load, .2% ER index fund. First thing I learned about finance is that many of the "professionals" are just salesman. They aren't trying to make you rich; rather, they are trying to make themselves rich.

Mutual funds and ETFs are very similar beasts, but the whens and whys of them depend a lot on your investing strategy.
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