Investment charges and fund costs

You will have to pay various charges and costs whatever type of investment you buy. For example, if you invest directly in shares of a company such as Unilever, you will have to pay dealing costs and stamp duty. If you buy open-ended funds, investment trusts or ETFs, there will be several layers of costs to pay. Some are more explicit than others. […]

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Types of funds

Types of funds

Generally speaking, if you want to invest long term either in a SIPP, an ISA or direct, the easiest way to do so is through a fund. These are products where investors’ money is pooled together to create a portfolio that is invested in a range of assets, such as UK shares, overseas stock markets, corporate bonds or commercial property. […]

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