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ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER: ‘What’s the difference between an ETF and index fund?’

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER: ‘What’s the difference between an ETF and index fund?’ Certified financial planner Sophia Bera answers: What’s the difference between an ETF and index fund, and which is better? Great question. Before I delve into the specifics, let me give a little context as to why both can be good additions to […]

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Investment Fundamentals: S&P 500 Index Vs. Russell 1000 Index

Investment Fundamentals: S&P 500 Index Vs. Russell 1000 Index While the S&P 500 and Russell 1000 are both considered large-cap stock indices, there are noteworthy similarities and differences between the two. Investors who believe both indices are essentially the same discover there are differences in risk level and … Continue reading at investopedia.com Celgene Corporation: […]

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Performance Breakdown of the Vanguard Pacific Stock Index Fund (VPACX)

Performance Breakdown of the Vanguard Pacific Stock Index Fund (VPACX) The Asia-Pacific Could Be on Your Investment Radar: Here’s How (Continued from Prior Part) Returns of the Vanguard Pacific Stock Index Fund (VPACX) From a purely NAV (net asset value) return standpoint, in the one year period ending January 2016, VPACX … Continue reading at […]

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Are Index Funds a Trap For the Passive Minded

Are Index Funds a Trap For the Passive Minded Ackman’s main argument – and it’s a common knock on standard-issue market-weighted index funds – is that a purchaser is buying inherently overvalued stocks. “As more and more capital flows to index funds…the valuation of the indexed constituent … Continue reading at barrons.com 4 Best-Ranked Small-Cap […]

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The 4 Best U.S. Large Cap Index Mutual Funds

The 4 Best U.S. Large Cap Index Mutual Funds Investors who wish to generate returns similar to the U.S. broad stock market can do so by investing in large-cap domestic stocks that represent the bulk of the U.S. stock market. U.S. large-cap companies are typically well-established enterprises that … Continue reading at investopedia.com Benefit from […]

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The 4 Best International Equity Index Mutual Funds

The 4 Best International Equity Index Mutual Funds The Fidelity Spartan International Index Fund Investor Class tracks the performance of the MSCI EAFE Index, which is a broad index that represents the performance of foreign stock markets. The fund uses sampling techniques to attain investment results … Continue reading at investopedia.com Japan Makes Plans for […]

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Index Investing Is Riskier Than You Think

Index Investing Is Riskier Than You Think Index investing has taken the market by storm. Hundreds of exchange-traded funds offer nearly unlimited opportunities to track indexes from every asset class, industry sector, and geographical region of the global economy. Index investing has some major … Continue reading at fool.com Sirens Are Sounding for the Best […]

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How to Find the Best Index Funds

How to Find the Best Index Funds For individual investors, though, simply matching the stock market’s long-term return is enough for many to reach their financial goals, and index funds have helped millions of investors achieve their dreams. Yet many beginning investors don’t know how to … Continue reading at fool.com 5 Stocks Hedge Funds […]

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