Tag Archives: Index

The allure of index investing


From two ETFs available 20 years ago, there are now 340 of them offered by nine ETF providers with management fees as low as 0.05% annually compared to between 1.75% and 2.25% for many mutual funds. MORE

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Returns vs. the Benchmark


“Where’s the beef?” That line originated in a 1980s commercial for Wendy’s. It quickly became the catchphrase for all those seeking quality, value for money and good service. These days, mutual fund investors are asking the same question when they survey investment returns which, despite the strong market performance of early 2012, are often in the low single digits or even negative over three and five years. MORE

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