Because we think in decades, not months or years, we believe long-term performance (i.e. the Since Inception number) is the best measure. If someone else emphasizes short-term performance, it doesn’t necessarily make them wrong. It just means they don’t invest the way we do.
Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance data may be higher or lower than actual data quoted. For the most current month-end performance data please call 1.855.344.3863.
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Working through a financial planner, the average investor pays roughly 2.3 percent per year in fees*. Because we avoid middlemen, the DGIFUND can charge a single fee of .78 percent; no advisor fees, 12‑b‑1 charges, sales loads or other nonsense.
If you sign up for the $100/month savings plan, you’d end up paying $5.07 in fees your first year^, or about the cost of a fast food burger.
* The average financial planner charges 1.02% annually, according to the 2015 PriceMatrix “State of Retail Wealth Managers” annual report. The Investment Company Institute 2016 Annual Report states that the average actively-managed fund charges 1.34% per year as its total expense ratio. The Arithmetic of ‘All-In’ Investment Expenses”, Bogle, John C. Financial Analysts Journal, Vol. 70, No. 1 (C) 2014 CFA Institute.
^ Assuming no impact from market fluctuation.
2 The Expenses for the Fund as disclosed in the prospectus dated .