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Author: cliff666 Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 75539  
Subject: Re: Figuring true profit on stock sale Date: 1/15/2004 4:43 PM
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cliff ,

Which index funds to you invest in?
I'm actually considering SPY(I don't have enough balance in account
to open a Vanguard (vfinx) account.

Vanguard Extended Market Index Fund (VEXMX) is my foundation. It's the Wilshire 5000 (Total Stock Market fund, VTSMX) less the S&P 500. I figure the S&P dominates the total market more than I want, and I have other coverages for large cap. So I own 4500 stocks.

I also have the REIT Index Fund (VGSIX), the Small Cap Index (NAESX), and the Total International Index Fund (VGTSX). The Small Cap is superfluous, I think. I will be getting more VEXMX instead.

I am contemplating adding a short-term bond index (VBISX).

cliff
... I have too many funds. I will be pruning my list. It has just grown as I used to be too impulsive.

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