funds that make sense

Vinzant, Carol
March 1999
Fortune;3/15/1999, Vol. 139 Issue 5, p132
Discusses various features of mutual funds. Avoidance of funds with excessive expenses and trading costs by investors; Recommendation for Vanguard Total Stock Market Index; Domination of index by handful of corporate giants.


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