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In Praise Of Index Funds

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 8:36 PM
If you're fainthearted about investing in index funds this week's
AssestBuilder column should be of help.
Many people are happy to declare their total incapacity when it comes to managing their own money. But they are dead wrong about their incompetence. You don’t have to be a card-carrying member of Mensa to take care of your finances. You don’t have to find your inner Whiz Kid. All you have to do is pursue low costs and simplicity. Do that and you’ll have a high probability of doing a better job than all those folks who use your money as their Mercedes payment.

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cumuluscumulus364 posts since
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1. Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 6:13 AM
True, there are only a very few actively-managed mutual funds that beat index funds over the long term.

That said, I hate to let my mutual funds alone, thus some gaming with limited amount is still ok in my book.  One just needs to be agile and shift to index funds when those actively-managed funds lose their edge. 
51hh51hh1,476 posts since
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