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  1. The Winners and Losers of U.S. Equity Funds in 2014


    Tue, 16 Dec 2014

    stock market funds. Vanguard 500 Index VFINX is top quartile for the year to date, while Vanguard Total Stock Market Index VTSMX is second quartile and Vanguard Extended Market Index VEXMX is in the third quartile. Winner: Funds With the Right Financials

  2. Correlation Building Between REITs and Other Stocks


    Thu, 11 Dec 2014

    find out. You can compare your weighting with that of a total-market index fund such as Vanguard Total Stock Market Index VTSMX to see whether your exposure is on the high or low side. It's also worth noting that, like stocks, REITs generally have

  3. Crucial Facts When Evaluating Unmanaged Vs. Managed Funds


    Tue, 2 Dec 2014

    market index fund such as Vanguard Total Stock Market Index ( VTSMX ) or Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) which go beyond including ..... believe so: Aside from investing a whopping $355 billion in VTSMX (whose 25 largest holdings are virtually identical with that

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


    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

  5. Asset Allocation using M* Fair Value?


    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

  6. Three birds in two hands


    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

  7. The Asset Allocation Puzzle


    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

  8. Company 401k Selection // Need advice!


    Fri, 31 Oct 2014

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

  9. Death of Active?


    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

  10. Thoughts on new portfolio


    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

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