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bovine1
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Wellesley has been good to me for a long time.





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Janky
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slackster


Unh, unh! Oh no you didn't! Prepare for the wrath.







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slackster
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Unh, unh! Oh no you didn't! Prepare for the wrath.




Hopefully it is not too bad because I'm busy arguing with people on the OT that the summation of 1/(2^n), where n goes from 1 to infinity does in fact equal 1.... LINK






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slackster
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I am 33 married with 2 four year olds.
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I am long term big time


30+ years?

If you don't want to "actively" adjust your risk as you get closer to retirement, you're a prime candidate for a target date retirement fund. Check out TRRKX.






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Janky
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Hopefully it is not too bad because I'm busy arguing with people on the OT that the summation of 1/(2^n), where n goes from 1 to infinity does in fact equal 1.... LINK


....wait Wut?






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matthew25
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As you suggested, I researched JMUEX. The minimum investment is $3 million.

Sorry, don't have that pocket change lying around.






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Vols&Shaft83
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"Indexing" to the S&P 500, for instance, is just a broad version of stock picking IMO. Not saying its goo or bad, but S&P has its own weighting methodology for tracking the 500 leading publicly traded US companies. It has become a bellwether for the US stock market and a benchmark for most equity funds, but in theory it is no different than any mutual fund that trades based on an algorithm.

Index funds are only as good as the underlying index methodology. There are plenty of actively-managed funds that have beaten index mutual funds and index ETFs. JMUEX, since 1996 (as far back as Yahoo had historical prices), has annualized returns of 7.19% with dividends reinvested. SPY and VFINX have 7.13 and 7.15% respectively. That is with all fees included. Additionally, JMUEX has 9.09% annualized returns over the last 10 years compared to 7.74 and 7.70 for SPY and VFINX respectively.

Just do your research.




This is my philosophy as well. I have several actively managed funds that have significantly outperformed the S&P over 5,10,20 year terms. I have 1 fund (AIVSX) that has averaged 12.35% since 1934. If you have Morningstar, you can find lots of funds that beat the indexes very quickly.


That being said, I still own Vanguard Index funds, in a taxable account. There's nothing wrong with doing a mix of Passive and Active management. IMO






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slackster
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As you suggested, I researched JMUEX. The minimum investment is $3 million. Sorry, don't have that pocket change lying around.




It is one of many though. Just look around. There are plenty of A shares that have outperformed SPY over 10 years even with a max sales charge.






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matthew25
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I'm aware there is probably a comparable fund for the common folk






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