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Investing Basics

Tracking your investment costs Add to ...

​To really know your return on an investment, you have to factor in your costs. Your total return is what you make after you pay any fees and charges.

Common investment fees

You may have to pay fees to buy, hold or sell your investments. You may also have to pay accounts fees and fees for advice. Some common fees include:

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You may also have to pay taxes on what your investments earn.

Your account statements will tell you about many of your costs and fees. Others may not appear on your statements. Ask your adviser or investment firm about all of the costs involved in your investments.

Content in this section is provided in partnership with Investor Education Fund, a non-profit organization founded and supported by the Ontario Securities Commission that provides unbiased and independent financial tools to help Canadians make better money decisions. To find out more, go to: GetSmarterAboutMoney.ca

 

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