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  1. Taxable Account: VWENX or VDIGX or VFINX or VTSMX ?

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    Fri, 28 Nov 2014

    In a taxable account, would you rather own VWENX, VDIGX, VFINX, or VTSMX ? I want to start investing in a taxable account that I could hold for the long term, and possibly just use the dividends as income

  2. Asset Allocation using M* Fair Value?

    Commentary

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014

    compare performance of the following strategies: 100% VTSMX (Vanguard Total Stock Market fund); 60%/40% VTSMX /PTTRX (Pimco Total Return fund), rebalanced monthly; 60%/40% VTSMX /PTTRX, adjusted for Fair Value monthly; Moving Average

  3. Three birds in two hands

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    Sat, 22 Nov 2014

    well defined situation, a 50/50 portfolio allocation between VTSMX and VBMFX would quite comfortably support his real, inflation ..... were his results? Was he better off taking door 1 (50/50 VTSMX /VBMFX), door 2 (4% yield + 3% yield growth rate), or

  4. The Asset Allocation Puzzle

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    Fri, 14 Nov 2014

    your portfolio: via a mutual fund that invests in the entire U.S. stock market, like the Vanguard Total Stock Market ( VTSMX ). This fund averaged an annual return of 8.31% for the 10 years ending June 30, which is 0.65% more per year than the

  5. Company 401k Selection // Need advice!

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    Fri, 31 Oct 2014

    something like this: International Total Market Index Fund: 35%: VTSMX (Fidelity equivalent: FSTMX) U.S. Index Fund: 35%: VGTSX ..... this close to enough to my original whish selection of 35% VTSMX , 35% VGTSX and 30% VBMFX? You feedback is much appreciated

  6. Death of Active?

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    Sun, 26 Oct 2014

    the disappointing results largely show it: More than 80% of large-blend funds had lagged Vanguard Total Stock Market Index VTSMX over the trailing decade ended July 31. What's more, domestic large caps typically comprise a large share of the typical

  7. Thoughts on new portfolio

    Commentary

    Sun, 12 Oct 2014

    combination of PRWCX and TGBAX (30% ea) and 20% each of VTSMX and VGHAX. Looking back to 2001 this is a fairly comfortable ..... the next several years. Turns out that replacing VWINX with VTSMX yields nearly the same returns during that same period of time

  8. Systematic risks in an income focused portfolio

    Commentary

    Wed, 10 Sep 2014

    portfolio that includes the single fund VTSMX (Total Stock Market Index fund). It ..... weighted. That is, the risk and reward of VTSMX is dominated by those characteristics associated ..... of L is 2%, while that of S is 6%. VTSMX for these two would yield 2.08% and

  9. How Does the Bucket Strategy Work in Practice?

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    Mon, 8 Sep 2014

    the start date of the stress test.) $200,000: Harbor International HAINX $100,000: Vanguard Total Stock Market Index VTSMX $125,000: Loomis Sayles Bond LSBRX $75,000: Harbor Commodity Real Return HACMX (Because this fund didn't exist in 2000, the start

  10. "My Performance" view is VERY misleading

    Commentary

    Fri, 22 Aug 2014

    index return of 14.70%. However, the trailing five year total return of VTI is 17.01%, and the trailing total return of VTSMX is 16.85%. Since both these funds and the Morningstar US Market index are supposed to track the return of the total investable

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