Understanding Economies of Scale: Brokerage Commissions

The other day I received a question at work about how it is that a mutual fund or ETF can provide an investor with scale in an investing portfolio. The asking party was mainly curious about how it is that the diversification benefits of a fund can outweigh the liquidity that an … [Read more...]

Understanding Economies of Scale: Liquidity Costs

I’m usually pretty supportive of Mutual Funds in my articles, but that doesn’t mean that they’re perfect. Because we’re talking about how economies of scale impact funds or comparable portfolios, it’s important that we examine the downside risks of a fund. Specifically, I’m going to ta … [Read more...]

Understanding Economies of Scale: Bid and Ask Spreads

The other day I received a question at work about how it is that a mutual fund or ETF can provide an investor with scale in an investing portfolio. The asking party was mainly curious about how it is that the diversification benefits of a fund can outweigh the liquidity that an … [Read more...]