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How do I Know if a Fund is “Passive”?
Thu, 06/16/16 | 8 Comments
How do I Know if a Fund is “Passive”?

In response to my active vs. passive funds performance post, a reader, Heidi, wrote in with a question,
“How do I know if my vanguard funds are “passive”?”
That’s actually a great question, and an important basic …

Passive Funds Versus Active Funds: The Conclusive Results
Wed, 06/8/16 | 5 Comments
Passive Funds Versus Active Funds: The Conclusive Results

Despite terrifying actively managed fund results like this,
“84% of large-cap funds generated lower returns than the S&P 500 in the latest five-year period and 82% fell shy in the past 10 years.”
actively managed funds have …

Vanguard Lowers Fees (Again). Here’s why…
Wed, 05/4/16 | 10 Comments
Vanguard Lowers Fees (Again). Here’s why…

Vanguard recently announced that they over the past six months, they have reduced expense ratios for 200 fund and ETF shares amounting to aggregate savings of about $215 million.
That’s $215 million more in investors pockets …

Millennials Embracing Passive Investing & Vanguard
Mon, 05/25/15 | 6 Comments
Millennials Embracing Passive Investing & Vanguard

I must confess – I’ve dumped on millennials quite a bit.
First, I made fun of them for boomeranging back to their parent’s basements. Say hi to the “rents” for me, guys (hehe).
Then, I reminded them …

70% of Fund Assets are Still Active Vs. Passive: Here are the 4 Bad Reasons Why
Mon, 04/20/15 | 15 Comments
70% of Fund Assets are Still Active Vs. Passive: Here are the 4 Bad Reasons Why

The reputation of passive investing through index funds and their ETF counterparts has been pristine in recent years.
In 2014, only 10% of active stock funds that focus on big U.S. firms beat the S&P 500 …

Vanguard Increases Its International Equity Allocation. It’s Time to Re-examine Yours
Mon, 03/9/15 | 6 Comments
Vanguard Increases Its International Equity Allocation. It’s Time to Re-examine Yours

In case you missed the big (yet under-the-radar) investing world news, Vanguard announced they are increasing its international equity allocation in their Vanguard Target Retirement Fund and Vanguard LifeStrategy Fund products.
“The international equity allocation for …


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