Tue, 19 Jan 2016
January's stock market swoon puts a spotlight on liquid alternatives.
The switch from MSCI to FTSE and CRSP indexes for 22 Vanguard funds is all about three things, says Vanguard principal Joel Dickson: cost, cost, cost.
Although investors may remain broadly skeptical of equity markets, asset flow data suggest they could be taking more risk than expected in other asset classes.
Investors should keep tabs on a few key indicators as Vanguard switches the benchmarks for 22 of its index funds.
It was tough for active managers to outpace Vanguard's low-cost index funds in 2014, and many of its active funds also outperformed.
Is it out of character for the normally conservative fund firm to add volatile China A-shares to its Emerging Markets Index Fund ?
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These index funds and ETFs provide a lot of diversification at a very low cost.
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