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The 6 Best Vanguard Index Funds for 2019 and Beyond
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The 6 Best Vanguard Index Funds for 2019 and Beyond

Investing icon Warren Buffett advises investors to stash 90% of their money in a Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index fund and keep the rest in short-ter…
January 18, 2019
John Bogle: The Defiant Patron Saint of Index Investing
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John Bogle: The Defiant Patron Saint of Index Investing

Vanguard founder John C. Bogle died Jan. 16 at age 89. But "Saint Jack," who built the index fund from virtually nothing into a $5 trillion empire and…
January 17, 2019
Investing Lessons From Vanguard's Bogleheads
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Investing Lessons From Vanguard's Bogleheads

Their zealous devotion to the principles espoused by John Bogle means a nearly exclusive reliance on index funds and close ties with Vanguard.
January 17, 2019
Vanguard Index Funds’ Fees Are Going Even Lower
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Vanguard Index Funds’ Fees Are Going Even Lower

Owners of Vanguard index funds’ Investor class shares to be moved into Admiral class
November 19, 2018
ETFs and Mutual Funds with Todd Rosenbluth
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ETFs and Mutual Funds with Todd Rosenbluth

Which is better: ETFs or mutual funds? And how do you decide where to put your investments? CFRA fund expert Todd Rosenbluth has some answers. Also, h…
September 22, 2018
Is Passive Investing 'Worse Than Marxism'?
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Is Passive Investing 'Worse Than Marxism'?

A set-it-and-forget-it investing approach is certainly a pretty easy route for retirement savers to take, but it might be contributing to some big pro…
April 13, 2018
Warren Buffett: Why Index Funds Trump Hedge Funds
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Warren Buffett: Why Index Funds Trump Hedge Funds

Buffett easily won his 10-year bet against the hedge-fund industry thanks to the cheap efficiency of simple index funds.
January 8, 2018
6 Index Funds That Are Cheaper than Vanguard
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6 Index Funds That Are Cheaper than Vanguard

Vanguard, long considered the king of low-cost indexing, has lost its throne—for the time being.
July 17, 2017
Best Index Funds for Every Investor
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Best Index Funds for Every Investor

Decisions can be difficult when you’re faced with too many choices.
June 1, 2017
Are You Overestimating How Much Risk You Can Stomach?
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Are You Overestimating How Much Risk You Can Stomach?

When investors ask themselves how much risk they’re comfortable taking, they’re probably not answering the question in the right way … and it could co…
February 14, 2017
Should You Invest in Actively Managed or Index Funds?
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Should You Invest in Actively Managed or Index Funds?

Low-cost index funds tend to outperform most actively managed funds over time. One smart solution: Strike a balance between the two.
February 7, 2017
The Best Way to Invest in Index Funds
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The Best Way to Invest in Index Funds

Build a portfolio that balances index funds with actively managed funds to get the best returns over time.
February 7, 2017
Why Good Funds Turn Bad
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Why Good Funds Turn Bad

Past results are no guarantee of future performance, they say. Here are some reasons why.
January 26, 2017
Invest in This Index Fund for Bonds From Exotic Locales
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Invest in This Index Fund for Bonds From Exotic Locales

Vanguard scores with a fund that owns long-term government debt from emerging markets.
January 9, 2017
It's a Bad Time to Invest in S&P 500 Index Funds
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It's a Bad Time to Invest in S&P 500 Index Funds

Fewer actively managed funds are beating Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index than at any time except the late 1990s. That won’t last.
September 19, 2016
Should You Be an Index Investor?
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Should You Be an Index Investor?

Although index funds offer quite a few benefits, rock-bottom expenses are most significant.
July 27, 2016
7 Best Fidelity Index Funds for the Money
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7 Best Fidelity Index Funds for the Money

Vanguard isn’t the only place to get a good deal on index funds.
July 23, 2016
The Hidden Dangers of Index Funds
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The Hidden Dangers of Index Funds

There are plenty of good reasons for owning passively managed funds. But that doesn’t mean index funds are flawless -- or harmless.
June 20, 2016
New Vanguard Index Funds Target International Dividends
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New Vanguard Index Funds Target International Dividends

One mutual fund and one ETF focus on dividend growth abroad, while the other mutual fund and ETF go after high-yielding stocks.
March 4, 2016
Index funds and ETFs: Shop smart
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Index funds and ETFs: Shop smart

December 2014 | Five key costs to consider when checking out passive funds.By FIDELITY VIEWPOINTS
December 8, 2014
Pick the Best Index Fund for You
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Pick the Best Index Fund for You

Smart-beta funds, which are emerging as alternatives to traditional stock-index funds, are worth a look.
October 31, 2014
Why You Shouldn't Put All Your Money in Index Funds
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Why You Shouldn't Put All Your Money in Index Funds

Stock index funds are performing superbly as the bull charges ahead. But don’t look for them to protect you when the market stumbles.
August 21, 2014
Designer Index Funds Come Into Fashion
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Designer Index Funds Come Into Fashion

Instead of focusing on size, these ETFs weight stocks by key measures such as profits or sales. We pick four standouts.
December 3, 2013
The Trouble with Index Funds
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The Trouble with Index Funds

You’ll need to look elsewhere for protection from the full brunt of the next bear market.
November 20, 2013
Don't Buy Bond Index Funds or Individual Bonds
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Don't Buy Bond Index Funds or Individual Bonds

When it comes to bonds, conventional wisdom has it wrong. Index funds make little sense. Ditto for investing in individual bonds.
September 19, 2012
Should You Invest in Pimco's Stock Index Funds?
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Should You Invest in Pimco's Stock Index Funds?

The big bond manager combines derivatives with its fixed-income expertise to create funds designed to better their indexes.
July 24, 2012