The Cost of a Mutual Fund

Mutual Funds have long been the go to investment for investors seeking a diversified and professionally managed product in which to place their savings. The wealth of strategies and geographies that mutual funds can cover means that investors with little or no market experience can select a number of funds safe in knowledge that professionals will spread their investment around in the hope of stable returns over the long term.

However, investing in mutual funds comes at a price and annual management fees can heavily dent long term returns.

This tools calculates the cost of a mutual fund over any given holding period to demonstrate how opting to invest in shares through mutual funds can be a rather costly exercise.