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Frequently Asked Questions About ETFs and Index Funds

Frequently Asked Questions About ETFs and Index Funds

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Frequently Asked Questions About ETFs and Index Funds

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40 pages
33 minutes
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Jul 10, 2010
ISBN:
9781452393506
Format:
Livre

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This short story explains both ETFs and Index Funds using a question and answer format. It will teach you the basics of using these low cost investments as part of your investment portfolio.

Éditeur:
Sortie:
Jul 10, 2010
ISBN:
9781452393506
Format:
Livre

À propos de l'auteur

Dale C. Maley is the author of the 19999 book Index Mutual Funds: How to Simplify Your Financial Life and Beat the Pros.He is also a contributing author to Chapter 18 Seeking Help from Professionals in the 2009 book The Bogleheads Guide to Retirement Planning.He is a very successful private investor who has been a student of Financial Planning and Investing for over 30 years. He was trained as an engineer at the University of Illinois and has been a practicing engineer for 32 years. His accomplishments as an engineer include the granting of 16 U.S. Patents and authorship of over 500 professional technical papers. He is also a member of the International Society of Automotive Engineers and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.He also has earned an MBA (Masters Degree in Business Administration) degree from Illinois State University. His background in mathematics, engineering, and business provides him with the excellent basis for understanding and teaching investments and financial planning.He is also a very successful investor who has been investing in common stocks and mutual funds since 1980. He has also personally invested in both 401(K) and IRA plans, so he is familiar with participation and management of these types of investments. He has been investing in indexed common stock mutual funds since 1990.Dale became a Registered Financial Advisor in the State of Illinois in 2006 and is currently launching his business as a fee-only financial planner. He is President of Maley Financial Planning LLC.

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Frequently Asked Questions About ETFs and Index Funds - Dale Maley

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About Etfs and Index Funds

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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about ETFs and Index Funds

Copyright © 2008 by Dale C. Maley

All rights reserved. Without limiting the rights under copyright reserved above, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form, or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise) without the prior written permission of both the copyright owner and the above publisher of this book.

Q: Have you continued to study index funds since the publication of your book Index Mutual Funds: How to Simplify Your Life and Beat the Pros?

A: I have continued to monitor the index fund arena. I continuously update a list of frequently asked questions & answers about ETF’s and index funds. This updated information about ETF’s and index funds is shown below.

Q: What are stock market indexes?

A: The over-all movement of stock markets can be simulated by constructing an index of that market. The oldest and most famous index of the U.S. stock market is the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). The DJIA is composed of 30 large companies. The 30 companies are selected by personnel at Dow Jones.¹

From time to time companies are replaced with other companies. When the DJIA was first created, the stock prices of all 30 companies were added together and divided by 30. This simple formula has become more complex over the years as stock splits, mergers, and other activities have complicated the formula.

A broader measure of the U.S. stock market is the S&P 500. The 500 companies are selected by the Standard & Poors Corporation. They are not the 500 largest companies in the U.S. stock market. The index is designed to simulate many different sectors of the U.S. economy. The index is composed of roughly 400 industrial, 40 utility, 40 financial, and 20 transportation stocks. The

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