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Re: Fidelity net rate of return and expense ratios

Would a long history of a better net rate of return of mutual fund A change your decision? What if that rate was seen at the 1,3,5, and 10 year mark? Does that make any difference?
by jaycle
Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:02 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Fidelity net rate of return and expense ratios
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Re: Fidelity net rate of return and expense ratios

If that's the case, then why are expense ratios so important. It just seems like from the research I've been doing that the expense ratio is the most important criteria in choosing a mutual fund. But, if the net rate of return includes all fees included in the expense ratio, then a mutual fund with ...
by jaycle
Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:24 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Fidelity net rate of return and expense ratios
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Fidelity net rate of return and expense ratios

I asked a Fidelity rep about choosing mutual funds based on expense ratios, and he said the rate of return graph/chart that you view for mutual funds is a NET rate of return, meaning it already accounts for expense ratios.

Does this mean expense ratios don't matter as much?
by jaycle
Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:20 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Fidelity net rate of return and expense ratios
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Vanguard mutual funds for free?

Is there any online brokerage firm where you can buy Vanguard no load mutual funds for free, besides at Vanguard itself?
by jaycle
Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:04 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard mutual funds for free?
Replies: 7
Views: 800

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