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So first let's clear up some terminology: An index in not a "fund". It is just an abstract list of companies and their relative weights to make up some number. You can't invest in an index directly. Instead, you buy units of an index fund that tries to replicate the returns (changes) of that index, either by fully replicating if they have enough ...


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Basically it depends on the fund. For every fund there is a prospectus that states what the fund is doing, how it will do it and what this will cost your. It is strongly recommended to read this before buying a fund. An index fund typically has a rebalancing interval stated in its papers, often quarterly. This means that it will 4 times a year sell stocks ...


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One of the items on the left hand side is "% of cost you plan to cover" which you've set to 50%. So you're expecting that half the cost will be covered by someone else. That's the "Not funded by you" section of the results. This "Not funded by you" number includes things like financial aid, scholarships, loans. Basically ...


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Where I live, it is still March, for several more days, and I am pretty sure there will be a dividend announcement. If you look at the last three quarters, and not just VNQ but many other Vanguard ETFs, they have moved all their pay-out dates to the 30th, so there are some more days left until the publishing is due. Update 2020-03-24: As expected, the ...


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There is very little one can do to effect the "miracle of compounding" it is simplistic, but this article is right on point. Here is what you can do: Start early Start with something, or increase what you invest Leave it alone While picking a good investment helps, sub optimal investments also work out very well. How old are you? If you are ...


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Compounding is just a percentage effect. It does not matter if you have one investment with 10 000$ at 5% return or two investments with 5000$ at 5% return. In total it is the same. I am not familiar with the exact product but a fund of funds should already be sufficiently diversified. There is probably little to gain by adding another fund to your portfolie ...


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