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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stock Investing Fast-Track by Ken Little

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How to Keep Investing Expenses Low

The expenses of investing in the stock market can cut into your returns if you are not careful. I already discussed taxes in Chapter 8, which are a major expense if you do not properly time your transactions. Another obvious expense is the cost of doing business with a broker. There are commissions, fees, and other costs (such as extra fees for limit orders). Beyond that, you can rack up plenty of extra expenses that may pay for services or products you don’t need. Here are some of the more common expenses:

Research and analysis. There are hundreds of research services on the web that range from free or inexpensive to outrageous. I have already noted that the premium features of Morningstar are worth the modest ...

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