You just can’t argue with the power of index investing, right?
After all, index funds boast ultra-low fees and simply track the market. And since stocks return about 7% per year on average, you should do well in the long run. Vanguard, founded back in 1975 on this very idea, built a massive firm (current assets under management: $7.2 trillion) on it.
And to be honest, for many folks, index funds do work. The company’s Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO) is a go-to in the space, along with rival Select Sector SPDRs’ SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY). (Though I always prefer VOO due to its lower fees; when you’re simply tracking the index, fees matter a lot.)… Read more