Paying too much for your mutual funds or ETFs?
The less you pay in investment expenses, the more of your returns you get to keep—an advantage that can compound over time. That's why it can be smart to choose a fund or an exchange-traded fund (ETF) with a lower expense ratio. See how much you could save by comparing your fund's costs with the costs of a similar Vanguard fund or ETF.
Before investing, always consider whether a fund or an ETF is appropriate for your financial goals and understand its investment objectives, strategies, and risks.
Compare your fund's or ETF's costs to the costs of a similar Vanguard fund or ETF
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"In every single time period and data point tested, low-cost funds beat high-cost funds."
Why do costs matter?
When you invest at cost, you can keep more of your returns—and over time that could translate into a performance edge. A study by Morningstar, the independent research firm, found that focusing on expense ratios helps you make better investment decisions.
Read the Morningstar study »