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  1. "My Performance" view is VERY misleading

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    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

  2. It Is Possible to Outperform the Broad Market Indices Over the Long Term

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    Wed, 30 Jul 2014

    Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund ( VTSMX ) (or comparable ETF), seems like a no-brainer ..... diversified non-index stock funds and VTSMX over the period 6/30/2009 through ..... difference whether you owned that fund or VTSMX ; their end results should be nearly the

  3. New investor looking for guidance on fund selection

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    Tue, 29 Jul 2014

    a new fund, I plan to keep it for a long period of time?Any other suggestions for a taxable found would be appreciated, thanks M*. Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund ( VTSMX ) Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund (VGTSX)

  4. Favorite Long-Term Retirement Holdings

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    Sun, 29 Jun 2014

    one and two to weather most storms, bucket 3 consists of two inexpensive index funds-- Vanguard Total Stock Market Index VTSMX (70% of bucket 3) and Vanguard Total International Stock Index VGTSX (30% of bucket 3). We seldom look at them, usually

  5. Looking for recommendations.

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    Sun, 22 Jun 2014

    I currently have a traditional IRA set up with a value of $5159 in VTSMX . I also have $9,616 in a money market account. I was recently advised to sell everything in VTSMX and split that up into the following along with the cash: 51% in VO

  6. 'Nifty 50/50' portfolio keeps investing simple

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    Sat, 7 Jun 2014

    VFINX & VBMFX vs a 50/50 of VWELX & VWINX do a past 6 yrs comparison.. How about a More Diversified Equity port using VG's VTSMX and VBMFX? do a 80/20, 70/30 mix of those vs 50/50 VWELX and VWINX Read em and Weap! On how you got had..! So it

  7. A Young Power Couple's Kickstart Portfolio

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    Fri, 6 Jun 2014

    Weight (%) Star Rating Matt's Roth IRA: Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx VTSAX 5,773 2.15 Matt's Roth IRA: Vanguard FTSE ..... ex-US VFWAX 5,000 1.86 N/A Jenny's Roth IRA: Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx VTSAX 5,805 2.16 Jenny's Roth IRA: Vanguard

  8. Is One ETF Enough?

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    Tue, 3 Jun 2014

    domestic-stock exchange-traded fund, Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF, and its mutual fund sibling, Vanguard Total Stock Market Index VTSMX , hold an undeniable appeal that have helped them collectively grow into the biggest funds in the world, with more than $300

  9. Dissenting Views: Retirement Planning and Jack Bogle

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    Fri, 23 May 2014

    it's a significant change from Bogle's long-held positions on portfolio policy. Either Vanguard Total Stock Market Index VTSMX and Vanguard Total Bond Market Index VBMFX are all you need, or different investors may logically want varying degrees of the

  10. Resistance is Futile, for Now

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    Fri, 25 Apr 2014

    fund buys enough stocks or bonds to mimic the benchmark it covers. For example, if you buy Vanguard Total Stock Market Index VTSMX , it holds representative stocks to cover all styles and market caps in the broader stock market. The same is true of Vanguard

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