How to Invest Lesson 5 - Brokerage Fees, ETFs and Managed Funds

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How to Invest Lesson 5 - Brokerage Fees, ETFs and Managed Funds

Lesson 5: Brokerage Fees, ETFs and Managed Funds

In this WealthLift Presentation, you will learn:

• How do brokerage commissions and fund
management costs affect my investment returns?

• What are ETFs and how can they minimize my
trading costs?

• How should I choose a stock brokerage?

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    video are trademarks of their respective owners who do not endorse and are not associated or affiliated with WealthLift Inc. ©2011 WealthLift Inc. All Rights Reserved. Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/25/12 In this WealthLift video lesson, you will learn: • How do brokerage commissions and fund management costs affect my investment returns? • What are ETFs and how can they minimize my trading costs? • How should I choose a stock brokerage? Lesson 5: Brokerage Fees, ETFs and Managed Funds
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    video are trademarks of their respective owners who do not endorse and are not associated or affiliated with WealthLift Inc. ©2011 WealthLift Inc. All Rights Reserved. Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/25/12 Lesson 5: How do brokerage commissions and fund management costs affect my investment returns? • By law, individuals must go through a FINRA registered stock broker to buy and sell stocks • There are brokerage commissions associated with trading through a broker
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    video are trademarks of their respective owners who do not endorse and are not associated or affiliated with WealthLift Inc. ©2011 WealthLift Inc. All Rights Reserved. Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/25/12 Lesson 5: How do brokerage commissions and fund management costs affect my investment returns? • Retail brokers usually charge around $6 to $10 per online trade, with other associated fees and commissions. • Trades over the phone or through full service brokers can top $50 to $100 per trade. • Managed funds have management fees which average around 1.3% to 1.5% of invested funds per year.
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    video are trademarks of their respective owners who do not endorse and are not associated or affiliated with WealthLift Inc. ©2011 WealthLift Inc. All Rights Reserved. Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/25/12 Lesson 5: How do brokerage commissions and fund management costs affect my investment returns? Zero Costs: $452,593 1% Costs: $314,094 2% Costs: $217,245 $10,000 invested over 40 years at 10% returns – After Costs
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    video are trademarks of their respective owners who do not endorse and are not associated or affiliated with WealthLift Inc. ©2011 WealthLift Inc. All Rights Reserved. Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/25/12 Lesson 5: How do brokerage commissions and fund management costs affect my investment returns? • Trading costs are an inescapable part of investing your money • For example, real estate agents regularly charge 6-7% brokerage on sales • Knowing how to minimize trading costs is a crucial skill
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    video are trademarks of their respective owners who do not endorse and are not associated or affiliated with WealthLift Inc. ©2011 WealthLift Inc. All Rights Reserved. Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/25/12 Lesson 5: What are ETFs and how are they a good low-cost alternative to traditional managed funds? • Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are managed funds that are listed on stock exchanges, so they trade exactly like stocks on the stock market. • No minimum investment amounts • Highly liquid, or can be easily bought and sold • Much lower cost than traditional managed funds • ETFs can be purchased just like ordinary stocks through a stock broker
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    video are trademarks of their respective owners who do not endorse and are not associated or affiliated with WealthLift Inc. ©2011 WealthLift Inc. All Rights Reserved. Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/25/12 Lesson 5: How should I choose a stock brokerage? • Shopping around can yield savings and superior products from your stock brokerage • There are guidelines for choosing a stock broker
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    video are trademarks of their respective owners who do not endorse and are not associated or affiliated with WealthLift Inc. ©2011 WealthLift Inc. All Rights Reserved. Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/25/12 Lesson 5: How should I choose a stock brokerage? Full service brokers ü Offer help and advice over the phone or in person ü However, they also charge $50 to $100 per trade. ü Advice is, at best, an educated opinion. ü Over time, become an expensive luxury that reduce investment returns Discount online brokers ü Self directed investing, with stock research services ü Fast, easy trade executions ü Much cheaper than full service brokers ü Convenient, cost-effective solution ü Focus on low cost brokers with a clean, clear interface Rule One – Know what you don’t need
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    video are trademarks of their respective owners who do not endorse and are not associated or affiliated with WealthLift Inc. ©2011 WealthLift Inc. All Rights Reserved. Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/25/12 Lesson 5: How should I choose a stock brokerage? • Minimizing trading costs is very important to investing • The WealthLift Compare Brokerages page can be extremely helpful - Find a stock broker that suits your investing style and minimizes your brokerage costs. • Spend time looking through the broker's website and agreements – focus on the different costs and fees associated with trading with any stock broker Rule Two – Minimize your trading costs and maximize your investment returns
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    video are trademarks of their respective owners who do not endorse and are not associated or affiliated with WealthLift Inc. ©2011 WealthLift Inc. All Rights Reserved. Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/25/12 Lesson 5: How should I choose a stock brokerage? Through the WealthLift lessons, we’ve hopefully explained clearly the importance of: ü Understanding the terminology around stock investing ü Doing stock research ü Not letting brokers and other interested parties undermine your investing success through high fees and commissions. Rule Three – Try Stock Investing Cost- Free
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    video are trademarks of their respective owners who do not endorse and are not associated or affiliated with WealthLift Inc. ©2011 WealthLift Inc. All Rights Reserved. Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/25/12 Lesson 5: How should I choose a stock brokerage? • By completing the final quiz on the WealthLift lessons, you’re therefore entitled to $200 Free Brokerage at the S.I.P.C. insured stock broker of your choice. • Everything you need to pass the quiz is contained in the lessons available in the Beginning Stock Investing section of WealthLift.com • Otherwise, go ahead and take the quiz to earn your free stock brokerage. Rule Three – Try Stock Investing Cost- Free