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Old 07-18-2008, 05:18 PM   #61
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:33 AM   #62
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Originally Posted by FinanceDude View Post
Seems pretty straighforward:

I'll use a $250,000 example because a lot of folks on here have at least that much they could invest if they were convinced:

ER cost: 28-48 bp,depending on the portfolios used. I'll use an average of 38bp.

Fee cost: 43 bp on $250,000.

A trade cost of $20-$50 PER fund bought to get started,I will use an average of $30 a trade, because I know I and most other firms can do that.

So, your $250,000 costs $330 to buy the funds, the ER is $950 a year, and the ongoing management fee (wrap fee) is $1075. You paid $2355 to get "started", and ongoing of 81bp forever ($2025) a year.........

And a lot of you are excited about it, even though you have your money in VG at ER ratios of under 30bp?? You guys make me smile............

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