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The case for index investing rests on the index fund's cost advantage and how representative it is of its actively managed peers, not market efficiency.
Currency-hedging and low-volatility approaches might make it easier to stick with international stocks over the long haul.
Foreign stocks can be riskier than their U.S. counterparts, but it is possible to mitigate this risk.
Whether you prefer an active or an index approach, our analysts say these are the best of breed.
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Vanguard uses this fund in its target-date and LifeStrategy funds.
Using index funds and ETFs, nongovernment employees can replicate most--but not all--of the TSP's spartan lineup.
These index funds and ETFs provide a lot of diversification at a very low cost.
Stock, fund, and ETF ideas for investors who are putting new money to work and don't mind some short-term volatility along the way.