Investment income minus investment fees equals what you care about, your net. Usually folks tend to focus on the income side of things. Investment fees impact your net a lot, especially over time. Pay attention to the investment fees you pay and calculate how they affect your returns over a long period of time.
There are usually multiple types of investment fees being charged on any asset you buy. Sometimes it’s hard to tell what the investment fees are so make it your job to know all of the fees. ALL of the fees, I repeat.
Investment fees will eat your return over time because they have a compounding effect. It’s compound interest working against you.
Just consider, could you buy that same investment with lower fees? Are the fees you are paying customary and reasonable? Are you fully realizing the economic potential of your investment dollars after fees? If you do not know, ask the right questions and do the right math to know for sure today. This could save you a lot of money.