IMO? Don't Do it! LOL
Most people are there Own Worse Enemy On Investing and Managing their Money!
Don't care if you want to play with Index or Active managed Funds..
Don't care How Cheap they are in Fees or if they have Load Fee's
I gave up that game yrs ago ( 99') after playing with Both Index and AMF funds..and just moved most of my $ into what 9 out of 11 Investment Firms and 6 ChFP's HATE> Active Managed Balanced Funds.. I started with 2 of them and now own 4 of them.. Past 9 yrs? Ave 7.8% apy..
Don't need to add More $ to them anymore and thus Just been adding some Bond Funds...
Owning them is the same as hiring a Firm.. you pay both ave of 1-2% in fees, but you can ck a Balanced fund past performance for 10 yrs before Giving them your $, unlike most Firms and these Financial Planners won't..
Balanced Funds Change Asset Allocations and Rebalanced All the Time thru-out the Yr ., while you can't..
What will decide what Kind to Own? Depends on your risk Tolerance and How Much or Little $ you have.. If have more and don't need To make as Much as you can? You go with the conservative one's Like PRPFX , HSTRX, or GRSPX.( I have been 75% in them since having More than Enough $ to retire on) ave 50/50 to 20/80 mixes.
Modertate ones like OAKBX, VWINX. Will Do better in the LT.(.Ave 60/40 to 50/50 mix)
Aggressive ones like: DODBX, PRWCX, WMRIX or VWELX. Might and Might Not Do better in the LT.. Most are ave 70/30 mixes..
And Rebalancing Never Worked for me.. It forced me to Take $ out of Funds doing very well and did so for the following several yrs and Put $ in Lousy one's , that stayed lousy..Only worked With equity btwn Bond Funds and even then it's questionable..
I think Jack Boggle and his Gang devised Rebalancing to feeD $ to Spread the Wealth and Create more Fees to Vanguard when you do rebalanced of Sell and buy..just like all the others that advocate it..They don't make $ if you just Hold it..and let it run..
Those balanced Funds? Allowed me to retire 10 yrs earlier vs if i had kept Managing it on my own and I had about 25% of my $ with a Investment Firm and they outperformed them so much? I fired them..