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It depends (helpful, no?). The fund itself will usually levy a fee that is a % of assets. Cheap funds like Vanguard S&P 500 will be down around .15% of assets. Bloated, actively-managed funds will charge 1.5% or better (typically) per year. On top of this, some companies also levy extra fees for small accounts. Try to find a brokerage or fund family that doesn't charge you for having a small account, and keep mutual fund annual fees to .5% or less. On no account should you pay anything for the following: front end load, back end load, surrender fees, 12b-1 fees (don't ask, you'll just get upset).
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