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Subject:  Re: Poll: Index investing is... Date:  11/24/2005  10:21 PM
Author:  intercst Number:  48403 of 96381

Fuskie writes,

None of the above. Index investing is a good way to get started investing. But Fools want to do more than just track the index, they want to outperform it. So index investing is great when you have few alternatives (such as in a 401k) or until you develop your financial knowledgebase to a point where you are ready to branch out on your own.

Who notes that long term index investing is to accept par as a good score...

Par is an excellent score in golf. A golfer who consistently scored an even par for an 18 hole round would be well within the Top 1% of all golfers.

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