Comments on: Mutual fund datapoint of the day http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/09/29/mutual-fund-datapoint-of-the-day-2/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Sidoxia http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/09/29/mutual-fund-datapoint-of-the-day-2/comment-page-1/#comment-19216 Sun, 10 Oct 2010 20:10:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=5571#comment-19216 For more on the Vanguard vs. Fidelity story:

http://investingcaffeine.com/2010/10/03/ changing-of-the-guard/

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By: tariqscherer http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/09/29/mutual-fund-datapoint-of-the-day-2/comment-page-1/#comment-18913 Thu, 30 Sep 2010 09:34:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=5571#comment-18913 @Felix: I’d say its the ‘slug’ generator on their CMS that got indexed wrong:-)

But back to the core of the article, where I can see Vanguard really gaining in the marketplace is through its ongoing marketing of a ‘low-cost’ strategy as opposed to the actual index vs. active managed debate.

The recent crisis has brought to investors minds what the MER (management expense ratios) actually entail to long-term performance and Vanguard tries very hard to market this across all its funds (including its active ones). I don’t know the actual specifics (maybe more research there?) but this would prove a stronger value-proposition for an investor: after all that is the forward looking metric with a certain degree of certainty. Performance measures are historical after all – who knows if the future will hold up the value of active of indexed or vice versa… But a declining MER, that can be banked on right away and in the future.

Tariq Scherer
http://24-something.com/

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By: chrismealy http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/09/29/mutual-fund-datapoint-of-the-day-2/comment-page-1/#comment-18899 Thu, 30 Sep 2010 01:47:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=5571#comment-18899 Bogle’s okay with active, it’s the costs that bother him. Index funds are just cheaper to run.

Vanguard is gaining on the other ETF vendors:
http://www.riabiz.com/a/2373020

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By: 3oosion http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/09/29/mutual-fund-datapoint-of-the-day-2/comment-page-1/#comment-18897 Wed, 29 Sep 2010 23:53:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=5571#comment-18897 Many of Vanguard’s bond funds are not index funds even though they are managed like index funds, for example, their muni bond funds. This could account for much of the tilt to active management.

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