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  1. 5* rated index funds

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    Tue, 17 Jun 2014

    funds. It's not that the V management was lucky guessing; there are almost 400 stocks in VHDYX! Even the index tracker VFIAX is 4* rated. That means it outperforms 70-80% of the 1333 large-cap funds. That's rediculous - thank you Vanguard

  2. 3 Ways Not All Index Funds Are the Same

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    Tue, 17 Jun 2014

    that do so), with expense ratios that run the gamut. Among the cheapest of these S&P 500-trackers are Vanguard 500 Index VFIAX and Fidelity Spartan 500 Index FUSVX, both of which have share classes that cost just 5 basis points (0.05%) per year

  3. Is Bogle Befuddling?

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    Tue, 20 May 2014

    earning just more than 14% annualized for the 33 years. However, had he put that money instead into Vanguard 500 Index VFIAX shares, he would have still made a healthy 11.1% per year, taking him to about $400 million. That strikes me as impressively

  4. Voodoo Investment Strategies

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    Thu, 8 May 2014

    independent parameters" is 2.6. (That is fabulous; for comparison's sake, the Sharpe ratio for Vanguard 500 Index Fund VFIAX during the past five years, through the roaring bull market, is a mere 1.3.) A Possible Fix So, what to do? The authors

  5. Buffett’s Edge on Hedge Funds

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    Mon, 31 Mar 2014

    his competition is feeling the heat. Since the contest began Jan. 1, 2008, Buffett’s entrant, the Vanguard 500 Index Admiral fund, was up 43.8%. It charges a mere 0.5% yearly. But his rival – a collection of five funds that invest

  6. Investors’ Choices of Funds/ETFs Tend to Underperform

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    Mon, 31 Mar 2014

    Fundamental Invs A DODFX 22.72 Dodge & Cox International Stock FDGRX 27.20 Fidelity Growth Company VFIAX * 23.00 Vanguard 500 Index Admiral VTSAX* 24.00 Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx Adm FMAGX 22.03 Fidelity Magellan FLPSX 25.95 Fidelity

  7. These Bull Market Funds May Have Room to Run

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    Wed, 12 Mar 2014

    53, the S&P 500, a widely used index of large- and mid-cap U.S. stocks, has more than doubled. Vanguard 500 Index VFIAX , one of the cheapest funds tracking the index, returned about 25% per year during the bull market's first five years

  8. Another Newbie

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    Wed, 12 Feb 2014

    Hello, I'm new to investing and was wondering what your thoughts are on my porfolio.  I do not mind moderate risk as I am 51 and the goal is retirement.  I own my own business and have no debt(excluding mortgage). 21.82% VHCOX (in a SEP) 31.37% VFIAX 31.34% VEIPX  2.45% VWHAX 13.02% short term ...

  9. Thoughts on Vanguard REIT fund

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    Fri, 24 Jan 2014

    point where I would like to make a decision. Like most other people a small percentage of my portfolio is in real estate (from VFIAX and FCPVX I belive) but I would like a bit more diversification and it seems as though VGSIX is one of the best REIT funds

  10. Warren Buffett's Bet on the Huddled Masses

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    Tue, 10 Dec 2013

    hedge fund manager Protege Partners selecting five HFOFs to compete against Warren Buffett's selection of Vanguard 500 Index VFIAX portfolio. On Dec. 31, 2018, the 10-year results will be tallied. The loser must pay $1 million to charity. At the

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