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Update: Vanguard brokerage commission expense (1994 – 2016)

Mutual funds that buy and sell stock incur costs on these transactions. These transaction costs are not included in a fund’s expense ratio. Transaction costs include brokerage commission expense, buy and sell spread costs, and market impact costs, Among these

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Understanding Stock Volatility

Portfolio Losses and Volatility Volatility, the constant change in a stock fund or portfolio value, is normal and cannot be avoided. None the less, it scares people, or to be more accurate, downside volatility scares people, while upside volatility makes

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Vanguard stock fund brokerage commission expense (1994 – 2014)

Mutual funds that buy and sell stock incur costs on these transactions. These transactional costs are not included in a fund’s expense ratio. Transaction costs include brokerage commission expense, buy and sell  spread costs, and market impact costs, Among these

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Investor fund flows and return gaps

Investors have the tendency to invest in markets as they perform well, and disinvest as they perform poorly. This pattern extends to the stock, bond, and money markets.

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There’s a spreadsheet for that

Taking charge of your finances is a life-long skill well worth learning. From keeping within a budget to managing your investments and loans; understanding a few basic concepts will put you in the driver’s seat. You need a tool to

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