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Mutual fund expenses can be very costly

...cost you every year to own a mutual fund? It depends on what kind of fund you own. The latest survey by the Investment Company Institute, a mutual fund company trade group, says the average shareholder ownership cost of a stock mutual fund is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/09/bus_246901.shtml
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Investors embraced stock funds in 2014, but only certain kinds

...fees. As a group, they kept $12 of every $10,000 invested to cover expenses in 2013, according to the Investment Company Institute. For actively managed funds, it was $89.Index funds have also performed better in recent years. Consider...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-23/investors-embraced-stock-f
Global bonds market fears sale struggles

...municipal bond funds 6 percent, according to the Investment Company Institute, double their averages in the prior six years...year's sell-off in May, according to the Investment Company Institute.That cash helped in a recent scare. Fearing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-04/global-bonds-market-fears-
Investors hungrier for stock funds, but finicky

...investors put more money into stock funds than they pulled out, according to the most recent data from the Investment Company Institute. They invested a net total of $106.5 billion, which is more than IBM's revenue for all of last year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-10-04/mutual-interest-investors-
US investors are turning to foreign markets

...six times what they've put into domestic stock mutual funds, according to the most recent data from the Investment Company Institute.It's a continuation of a trend that's been going for years, both by average investors and by mutual...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-10-11/us-investors-are-turning-f
New study finds costly retirement fees draining many people's savings

...guidance for investors in selecting funds."The Investment Company Institute, a trade group, said 401(k) fees for stock...trillion in 401(k) plans, according to the Investment Company Institute. An additional $6.5 trillion is in Individual...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-11/new-study-finds-costly-ret
Schwab offers all-ETF 401(k) plans in latest industry move toward low-cost index investing

...elevenfold from a decade earlier, according to the Investment Company Institute. Just last year, their assets grew 25 percent...stock mutual funds in 2012, according to the Investment Company Institute's most recent fact book.Schwab is suggesting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-02-07/schwab-offers-all-etf-401k
Worries are increasing over selling bond funds

...exits in late 2010. Investors pulled $13.3 billion from muni bond funds that December, according to the Investment Company Institute.The toughest conditions, though, were during the financial crisis in 2008, says John Miller, who leads...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-15/worries-are-increasing-ove
Investors look to limit exposure to short-term US debt

...institutional investors have roughly $2.685 trillion invested in the funds, according to data from the Investment Company Institute.Money market funds are typically ultra-safe places to park money. They invest primarily in short-term...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-10-09/investors-look-limit-expos
Fund investors might face a bigger tax bill for 2013

...Recession, the mutual fund industry paid $413.7 billion in total long-term capital gains, according to the Investment Company Institute. The next year, the financial crisis struck, and the index plummeted 38.5 percent. Funds distributed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-10-27/fund-investors-might-face-