Why were the fees I was charged different to what Macrovue said they would be?

The brokerage fees that Macrovue provides is an estimated value only. It is impossible to know the final amount invested, and the exchange rates achieved, until the trade is actually fulfilled. Unless in times of extreme volatility, the estimate and actual fees should be very similar.

In addition to fees charged by Macrovue, transactions may be subject to taxes and duties from foreign exchanges and governments. While we make our best efforts to keep these charges estimated, it may be that fee structures change without our knowledge.