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Subject: Re: WSJ: Don't Buy if Expense Ratio is above 2.0 Date: 10/8/2013 12:25 PM
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My cutoff is 0.25%, but most are below 0.15%. My SIL had a manager that put her into front loaded funds with expense ratios above 1.5%. That, plus all the churning they did, ate most of the gains. I had her switch from a full service broker to an online broker, selling all the funds and buying index funds from Vanguard. This switch alone probably gave her a 5% gain in value (kept track of the old funds).
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