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Old 09-29-2006, 06:27 AM   #1
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I just read about a suite of fundamental indexed ETFs about to come out. I was not aware of the concept and didn't find much here on a search. Are these ETFs the first of a breed or have these things been around for a while? Any opinions about them?

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Re: Fundamental Indexing
Old 09-29-2006, 07:38 AM   #2
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Re: Fundamental Indexing

Of course it's more fun to have new discussions, but til that starts, anyone who wants to read about this can find some good discussions on this searching at these two forums:

There's a long paper by Rob Arnott, that's worth reading, and a short webpage by William Bernstein. I'd read W Bernstein's first, has a much higher value per page ratio in my opinion .

Also I'd read Altruist Investor's opinions, on his website. (He's a financial advisor type. So is W. Bernstein, and Arnott makes a profit from this product.)

My personal opinion: I love the idea, but I'm not willing to pay a high E/R because I don't think the advantage will be that great compared to competing indexes. Think I had a cutoff E/R but forgot it... maybe wrote it in a post on Raddr's board.
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