Effect on Economy and Investors

A financial transaction tax could create market distortions that would reduce the efficiency of markets for all participants—including fund investors—by reducing market volumes, impairing liquidity, and distorting price discovery. Learn more about this and other effects of a financial transaction tax from ICI and other sources below.

ICI Opinion


ICI Policy Video: The Trouble with Financial Transaction Taxes

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Letters to the Editor & Responses

Financial Transaction Tax Costs

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