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Old 09-02-2008, 10:20 AM   #41
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I thought it mattered when managed funds got too big, but I didnt think that it mattered how big an index fund got...
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:49 AM   #42
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Its in the pile somewhere, I think it was around 2002 or 2003. Funny he says American Funds is too big, but doesn't think HIS funds are too big..............
I'm not sure if I've heard him talk about his funds. Which funds are those? If you mean Vanguard's funds, well, he's not there... hope that doesn't come as a shock, but he's been retired for a while.

I know he's been pretty harsh of Vanguard for encouraging short-term investing (ETFs) and adding more actively managed funds.

But, regardless, if the most recent news of him liking American is from 2002 or 2003, then I'd assume more recent news would trump that.
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:54 AM   #43
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I thought it mattered when managed funds got too big, but I didnt think that it mattered how big an index fund got...


Yeah, all that money pouring into index funds should, well, RAISE the indexes..........
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I'm not sure if I've heard him talk about his funds. Which funds are those? If you mean Vanguard's funds, well, he's not there... hope that doesn't come as a shock, but he's been retired for a while.

I know he's been pretty harsh of Vanguard for encouraging short-term investing (ETFs) and adding more actively managed funds.

But, regardless, if the most recent news of him liking American is from 2002 or 2003, then I'd assume more recent news would trump that.
It's good he got out, now Sauter and others are the ones being sued..............
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I know he's been pretty harsh of Vanguard for encouraging short-term investing (ETFs) and adding more actively managed funds.
Why would ETFs encourage short term investing? I got mine to decrease costs even further, and intend to hold onto them approximately forever.
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Its in the pile somewhere, I think it was around 2002 or 2003. Funny he says American Funds is too big, but doesn't think HIS funds are too big..............

It's obvious that he's gotten a case of "large fund envy".



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