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Old 05-15-2007, 11:03 AM   #21
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For a whole lot of info about index funds, see Rick Ferri's All About Index Funds

Also, since your going to B&N, check out "Mutual funds for Dummies" and "Investing for Dummies" by Eric Tyson.

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thanks ats5g - I should have known that the Dummy series would have a book that would fit my needs.... 8)

Also thanks to all for your input and suggestions!!
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Re: More dumb questions from another newbie that can't spell worth $***!
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thanks ats5g - I should have known that the Dummy series would have a book that would fit my needs.... 8)

Also thanks to all for your input and suggestions!!
I would definitely recommend reading those two Dummies books to anyone before tackling either of William Bernstein's or Bogle's books.
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Re: More dumb questions from another newbie that can't spell worth $***!
Old 05-15-2007, 08:33 PM   #23
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Re: More dumb questions from another newbie that can't spell worth $***!

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Vanguard is cheapest IF and ONLF IF you buy Vanguard funds. If you buy other companies' funds, ETFs, individual stocks, there are cheaper alternatives. Not only that, but FIDO has cheaper index funds than Vanguard, just not as many of them.
Completely agree, but one thing to note, Vanguard seems to be better at tax-managing their funds. It always seems to beat Fido at after-tax returns by a few hairs even with the cheaper expense ratio.

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If you use Wells Fargo's Wellstrade, for example, you can still use Vanguard for free AND buy other things as well.
Keep in mind, this is for balances over $25k. If you are starting out and don't have this amount available, you will pay $20 per trade. If you really need to buy some stocks and forgo all the good advice, look into a discount broker like TD Ameritrade.
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Old 05-16-2007, 05:40 PM   #24
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Re: More dumb questions from another newbie that can't spell worth $***!

I was pointed to another link about indexing:

As The Index Fund Moves from Heresy to Dogma. . . What More Do We Need To Know?

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Old 05-16-2007, 06:06 PM   #25
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Re: More dumb questions from another newbie that can't spell worth $***!

Love that poster pictured in the link.

They(Diehard's forum) tell me there is a copy at Vanguard.

heh heh heh - I repeat myself - all others are lesser gods - not that I don't ever sin a little once in a while and buy a few individual stocks but only - a little. Pssst - Target Retirement, my new found religion.
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