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What plunging ETF fees mean for investors

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ETF investors got a deluge of good news last week. Management fees are being slashed at many of the large fund companies thanks to intense competition. Former mutual fund investors accustomed to paying 2 per cent MERs can now own funds for as little as 0.04 per cent.

Here in Canada, Horizons Exchange Traded Funds Inc. announced a temporary fee cut for the next 12 months.

So what's driving this radical shift in the industry, and how will it affect retail investors?

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On Tuesday, Oct. 16, Howard Atkinson, CEO of Horizons Exchange Traded Funds, joined us to discuss ETF fees, swap-based ETFs and much more.

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Jody White is the web editor for Streetwise. He previously worked as a senior editor at Canadian Business Online and has written for MoneySense Magazine, Maclean's, the National Post and other national publications. More


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