How to Blend Index Funds

index fundsBy David John Marotta

I don’t favor stock-picking as the best way to meet your financial goals. But even if you favor index funds, as I do, that doesn’t mean you have to use them exclusively.

You have probably heard the statistic that most actively managed funds fail to beat their indexes. Here’s why. Most mutual funds are laden with loads, fees and expenses. It is nearly impossible to recover from the drag of high expenses. This is why most mutual funds have to be sold by mutual fund salesman. They could never compete when there are funds that are just as good with half the expenses. Most funds have no hope to beat their indexes because they are gouging their investors. B


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