Mutual Funds/Operating Expenses



I have a question regarding my expenses for my mutual fund. I pay the operating expenses as follows.  Can you explain in other words what this indicates?

"The operating expenses (expressed as 0.70% of the Retirement Fund) are factored into the fund's share price. You will not be asked to pay anything else on top of the share price that you paid when you purchased shares of the Retirement 2020 Fund."

I thank you for your reply and explanation.

HI Kenneth,

On a pro rated basis, the expense ratio (fund expenses) is taken out of the fund's NAV on a daily basis. As a shareholder, you don't see this happening, unlike a sales charge which is more obvious to the investor.  The statement is correct, assuming that this is a no load fund and that there is no redemption fee.

I hope this helps

Michael Weiss
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