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<"While I believe the index fund will outperform managed funds over the long haul, a few weeks is
hardly a fair test. A better verification is to look at your funds' long-term records against the
Vanguard 500, which you can do on-line at . Look at the 5-, 10-, and
20-year records of all of them to be sure. My guess is you'll find the index fund wins. Few managed
funds beat it over the long haul.


Thanks for the feedback. I agree with you 100%--but the 5oo index fund at Scudder has only been around for about 1 year. Although since it is an index fund, could I check it against another company's index fund? Do all index funds work about the same way? Or due to the different amounts of monies invested by the different mutual fund co.'s would it be too much of a difference?

I do hear what you're saying--but it is interesting to see what is happening to the fund I am contributing to in light of what is happening in the markets. I know more time is needed for a significant comparison.

(read your profile and interview--loved it! You're a very funny person! By the way, where did 'PIXY' come from?)
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