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Nothing Average about Index Returns

Posted by Myles B. Brandt, M.S., CFP® on 18 March 2015

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There is this notion among investment professionals and investors that indexes produce the average return...and who wants to be average? The only problem is, there is nothing average about it. According to the newest SPIVA scorecard, the S&P 500 yet again beat the vast majority of US large-cap fund managers in 2014, 86.44% of them to be exact.

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The Twelve Pillars of Investing Wisdom

Posted by Diane H. Blackwelder, CFP on 11 October 2010

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It seems in the world of investing, the more things change the more things stay the same.  I recently stumbled across a speech given in 2001 by John C. Bogle, Founder of The Vanguard Group, where he shared twelve sensible guidelines to successful investing.

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