No. of Recommendations: 9
While Indexing might be for "those who haven't learned enough to take control of their investments" it is also for many of us, the best equity choice there is in our employer sponsored retirement accounts.

Given a choice between the high fee managed funds, most of which didn't come close to let alone beat the S&P, offered in my plan or the S&P 500 Index offered, this was not a tough choice. So your comment about index funds being for those who have much to learn is flat out wrong when applied to most work sponsored retirement accounts. Bet Enron employees wished that "had learned enough" to take charge of their investments and had plunked it all in an index fund.

Andy
Print the post  

Announcements

The Retirement Investing Board
This is the board for all discussions related to Investing for and during retirement. To keep the board relevant and Foolish to everyone, please avoid making any posts pertaining to political partisanship. Fool on and Retire on!
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement