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    More Support for Index Funds

    Comment posted to “Achieving Greater Long-Term Wealth Through Index Funds,” an interview with John C. Bogle, in the June 2014 AAII Journal.

    Mr. Bogle has a very sound knowledge about investing. I am very fortunate to have my 401(k) plan through Vanguard. My plan offers both index funds and active funds as options. Although my investments are mostly in index funds, I also use a couple of active funds to balance out my portfolio. Although the index funds have lower expenses, the two active funds I use have expense ratios of approximately 0.35% to 0.45%, which is still very inexpensive. I feel that a mix of index and active funds will give me a greater chance for investment success. Of course, other fund companies charge much more than Vanguard and that could make a major difference in returns!
    —Jerry Durham from Tennessee

    A really great article. How can I save it for my grandchildren?

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    Ann Hyman from FL posted over 2 years ago:

    Could you send me a copy of your June edition of AAII. I have misplaced my copy and it had an article bout Warren Buffett putting money into ETF for his wife. Thank you. Anne Hyman hymaxm1@bellsouth.net

    Don Petterson from MN posted over 2 years ago:

    I found John Bogles comments very interesting. I have been an investor for a long time and have tried different methods of investing with varied success.
    During the market meltdown in 2000 or was it the one in 2002 I did some research of my own. What I learned was that the simplest and best investment was Vanguards Mid Cap Index Fund, VIMSX. Check it out. Compare the performance of ANY fund against it for 1 year, 3 year, 5 year or 10 year.

    Don Peterson

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