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    • CH2IS
    • By CH2IS 17th Apr 18, 8:38 PM
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    Transaction costs
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    • 17th Apr 18, 8:38 PM
    Transaction costs 17th Apr 18 at 8:38 PM
    Hello,

    I was hoping someone could explain how to find the transaction costs for a given fund or ETF please. Vanguard, for example, now publishes this information.

    I would like to able to compare the total cost of investing in one fund against another. There's no central source for this information, as far as I'm aware at least, so it's proving difficult to dig out.

    Perhaps it is incumbent on me to calculate it. If so, how? By looking at return?

    I believe changes are afoot to make this more transparent. I suspect we're in the midst of those reforms - so interpretation is unclear and companies are at different stages of responding - but if anyone could explain it in layman's terms, it would be much appreciated.
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    • A_T
    • By A_T 17th Apr 18, 9:00 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 9:00 PM
    Hargreaves Lansdown's website has this information. Look up the fund/share/trust - then under costs.
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    • By dunstonh 17th Apr 18, 9:04 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 9:04 PM
    Dont bother with transaction costs. They are highly flawed.

    Transparancy is good but the methodology of transaction costs includes part profit and loss. Profit and loss are not actual charges but performance.

    I suspect we're in the midst of those reforms
    Not really. 3rd Jan was MiFID II. There was a lag but all mainstream investments domiciled in EU should now have the data available.
    I am an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA). Comments are for discussion purposes only. They are not financial advice. If you feel an area discussed may be relevant to you, then please seek advice from an Independent Financial Adviser local to you.
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