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Old 06-20-2016, 01:02 PM   #1
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Index we Trust - The Economist on Vanguard

There as an interesting piece in last weeks Economist about Vanguard.

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Mostly a general synopsis of its history and structure but some of the statistics about its current inflows and clout were very interesting:

"One dollar in every five invested in mutual or exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in America now goes to Vanguard, as does one in every two invested in passive, index-tracking funds, according to Morningstar, a data provider." (emphasis mine)

It seems Vanguard is now one of the 400 pound gorillas. Thankfully they are still on the side of the little guy.
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Thanks for the link!
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Meanwhile my broker wants to charge me 0.15% of my vanguard funds simply to hold em for me.

Time to switch brokers ..
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It seems Vanguard is now one of the 400 pound gorillas. Thankfully they are still on the side of the little guy.

Hope they don't end up a 400 pound target...
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Hope they don't end up a 400 pound target...
They've been a target since they launched the first index fund.
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Meanwhile my broker wants to charge me 0.15% of my vanguard funds simply to hold em for me.

Time to switch brokers ..
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