August 11, 2020

5 Misconceptions I Had About ETFs

The following blog was posted at Vanguard and authored by Jim Wang, personal finance blogger and the founder of Wallet Hacks. After my first summer internship, my dad urged me to open a Roth IRA and start saving for my retirement. The Roth IRA was a relatively new invention as of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, but my dad was always on top of these financial matters, so he helped me open a Vanguard Brokerage Account. It was the dot-com boom and I dutifully invested my hard-earned $1,500 in JDS Uniphase, only to watch it drop 20% within a few months

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The Active-Passive Debate with SPDJI’s Craig Lazzara

S&P Dow Jones Indices’ Craig Lazzara wades into the active versus passive debate, including addressing recent indexing critiques.  ETF.com’s Sumit Roy highlights key differences between three major indexes – the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Nasdaq Composite.  GraniteShares’ Will Rhind discusses their Gold Trust (BAR) and XOUT U.S. Large Cap ETF (XOUT).

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