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50: What The Heck Is An Index Fund Anyway

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April 12, 2019

It’s common to hear words like “stocks”, “assets”, or “index funds” thrown around when it comes to finances, but what do those words really mean? When it comes...

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It’s common to hear words like “stocks”, “assets”, or “index funds” thrown around when it comes to finances, but what do those words really mean? When it comes to your investments, it’s important to know what the importance of every decision truly has. While you may have heard that index funds are a good investment, do you know why? Today Kate Stalter dissects these buzzwords to help you better understand the impact and purpose they have. To learn more about broad market returns in the form of index funds and how to simplify your finances, tune into this episode of Better Money Decisions.

Show Highlights:

  • Understanding basic investment terminology
  • What an Index Fund is
  • Fund fact sheets and where to find them
  • The Renaissance IPO exchange-traded fund
  • Basic index funds and what that means
  • Examples of major and widely used index funds
  • What would happen if every investor stopped chasing performance
  • Exploiting mispricing

Links:

Episode 18: Indexes and Exchange Traded Funds with Daniel Prince

US News & World Report: Should You Really Invest In That Hot IPO?

Fact Sheet for SPY ETF

Fact Sheet for IPO ETF

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