Index Funds

Indexing in Question
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Indexing in Question

Actively managed funds are trouncing S&P 500 index funds this decade.
April 29, 2008
A Better Way of Indexing?
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A Better Way of Indexing?

Jason Hsu, one of the creators of fundamental indexing, answers our questions about the origins of this method and how it is holding up in the real wo…
November 21, 2007
Index Beaters 2
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Index Beaters 2

What's so special about the January-to-December year, anyway? Sure, Legg Mason Value beat the S&P 500 in 15 straight calendar years, but there were ma…
September 12, 2007
Index Beaters
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Index Beaters

Although Standard & Poor's 500-stock index is the most popular yardstick for judging the performance of stock funds, it's not a fitting benchmark for …
September 12, 2007
Index Funds With a Conscience
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Index Funds With a Conscience

If you like the idea of socially screened funds but are bothered by their tendency to underperform the market, you may be a candidate for a socially s…
April 30, 2007
Vanguard Total Stock Market Index: Simple Approach
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Vanguard Total Stock Market Index: Simple Approach

This index fund gives you broad exposure to small-, midsize- and large-company stocks.
February 8, 2007
Vanguard 500: Granddaddy of Index Funds
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Vanguard 500: Granddaddy of Index Funds

The nation's largest no-load fund tracks the S&P 500 and charges ultralow fees.
December 20, 2006
Reinventing the Index
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Reinventing the Index

One of the simplest investing strategies is getting more complicated.
September 30, 2006
Index Funds With Style
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Index Funds With Style

Two new designer indexes will track unique slices of the market.
July 20, 2006