All About Index Funds (All About... (McGraw-Hill)) by Richard Ferri

By Richard Ferri

Every thing you want to find out about Index Funds­­What they're, Why They Outperform controlled Mutual cash, that are best for you, and extra! Little recognized simply 5 years in the past, index mutual money became certainly one of modern-day most well-liked autos for traders weary of attempting to beat the marketplace. All approximately Index cash explains the bits and bobs of those easy-to-use investments, and divulges how they could provide the benefits of a hugely diverse portfolio for as low as $500! no matter if you're an skilled inventory marketplace investor or a newbie, glance to All approximately Index cash to benefit extra approximately: Tax merits of index money Exchange-traded cash SPDRs HOLDRs worldwide cash custom-made money Asset allocation figuring out probability Taxable as opposed to nontaxable thoughts Index fund companies and masses extra

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2002 AND BEYOND The growth of index funds has been phenomenal, and it is just beginning. In 2000 and 2001 there were 80 new index funds formed in the United States, bringing the total at year end 2001 to over 400 funds. The number of new index funds is only limited by the number of new indexes that are created. Collecting index fund royalties has become a big business for the market index providers, such as Standard & Poor’s, so it is not likely we will see a slowdown in new indexes occurring anytime soon.

What was needed was an entirely new fund company with a mandate of lower management fees, lower trading costs, and direct distribution to the public. Along Came John In 1950 undergraduate students at Princeton University were required to write a senior thesis, and John C. Bogle was no exception. Bogle had not given much thought to the fledgling mutual fund industry as a topic until he read an article in the December 1949 issue of Fortune magazine. ” A copy of the thesis has been reproduced in John Bogle on Investing, the First 50 Years (McGraw-Hill, 2001).

COMPARING ACTIVE FUNDS TO INDEX FUNDS I would rather be certain of a good return than hopeful of a great one. Warren Buffett The best way to prove that index funds perform better than active funds is with actual results. However, it is important to note that while index funds are consistently good performers, they are rarely the best performing mutual fund in any given category. There has always been, and will always be, actively managed mutual funds that beat the return of index funds. But that is irrelevant.

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