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There’s one small flaw in the argument that ETFs are the last word in low-cost investing.

Because they trade like stocks, investors must generally pay commissions to buy and sell exchange-traded funds. That means a charge of roughly $5 to $10 per transaction for mainstream investors, depending on which online brokerage firm they use. To deke around these costs, consult the Globe and Mail Quick Guide to Cutting Your ETF Trading Costs.

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