Archive - June 7, 2011

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4 Investing Fees You Need to Be Aware Of
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Demstyfing Today’s Most Popular Economic Terms

4 Investing Fees You Need to Be Aware Of

Investing fees are not always easy to spot. Wall Street has done a good job burying these fees in the small print of hundreds of pages of prospectus. If they fully disclosed their compensation, investors might balk. This post will explain some of the hidden fees that investors don’t always see.

There are many types of hidden fees, many of which I haven’t even found yet. But some of the typical hidden fees include transaction fees (commissions), internal expense ratios, trading costs, and believe it or not, taxes.

Transaction Fees

Transaction fees are different depending on where they are placed. …

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Demstyfing Today’s Most Popular Economic Terms

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal by Brett Arends, “A Tip for Financial Advisers: When Possible, Use English,” began with the statement, “If you’re in the finance industry, there’s a simple way to make your clients a lot happier: speak English.” But it’s not as easy as it sounds.

If a client has some level of knowledge about investments, explaining financial terms and strategies is doable. But when a client doesn’t, it can be very difficult to explain concepts even when you use plain English. The reality is that financial and economic terms are confusing—and not …

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