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The Case For Index Fund Investing

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 5:50 AM
If you have decided to invest in stocks, you'll have to choose between active management of stocks and funds or index fund investing. This CBS MoneyWatch article describes why index investing has proven to be the best approach for most investors:
The attacks on indexing are nothing new. They began immediately after Vanguard's John Bogle created the first index mutual fund in 1977. Fidelity's Chairman, Edward Johnson, assured the world that Fidelity had no intention of following suit when he stated: "I can't believe that the great mass of investors are going to be satisfied with receiving just average returns." (It's ironic that Fidelity is now a leading provider of index funds.)

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