Mutual funds are facing a new challenge

Mutual funds are facing a new challenge

There are 2 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Sep 14, 2008, titled Mutual funds are facing a new challenge. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

The mutual fund, time-honored champion of small investors, is facing a fast-rising challenger in the exchange-traded fund.

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White Chocolate Money

Detroit, MI

#1 Sep 14, 2008
That sucked
Martin K

Washington, DC

#2 Sep 15, 2008
What the author fails to note is that mutual funds are ideal for investors who invest an intial amount and then want to buy additional shares regularly (aka dollar-cost averaging). An ETF investor has to pay a brokerage commission for each purchase and sale, which eats into returns. The failure to mention the brokerage fees w/ ETFs is a big flaw in the piece.

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