Why You Should Invest in Index Funds

Invest in index funds to reap long-term outperformance and low fees.

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Why invest in index funds when far more glamorous products are on the market? These humdrum investments don't grab headlines like electric vehicle stocks or cryptocurrency. But that doesn't mean you should write off this sleeper investment option.

"Index funds are often considered boring, but in investing, boring is the way to go," says David Fox, a senior portfolio consultant at Wealth Enhancement Group.

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Coryanne Hicks
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Coryanne Hicks is an investing and personal finance journalist specializing in women and millennial investors. Previously, she was a fully licensed financial professional at Fidelity Investments where she helped clients make more informed financial decisions every day. She has ghostwritten financial guidebooks for industry professionals and even a personal memoir. She is passionate about improving financial literacy and believes a little education can go a long way. You can connect with her on Twitter, Instagram or her website, CoryanneHicks.com.