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frugledoc

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Buffett's chosen index fund still beating hedge funds in bet
« on: February 21, 2016, 11:27:56 AM »
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/buffetts-chosen-index-fund-still-213705466.html

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meghan88

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Re: Buffett's chosen index fund still beating hedge funds in bet
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2016, 06:36:07 PM »
So, exactly which Vanguard fund is it?  I can't seem to find the ticker symbol in any of the articles.

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Re: Buffett's chosen index fund still beating hedge funds in bet
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2016, 08:23:54 PM »
"Vanguard S&P 500 Admiral index fund," so probably VFIAX?

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Re: Buffett's chosen index fund still beating hedge funds in bet
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2016, 08:29:54 PM »
Hedge funds are in the business of fee collecting not investing for the benefit of investors :)

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Re: Buffett's chosen index fund still beating hedge funds in bet
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2016, 12:43:47 AM »
"Vanguard S&P 500 Admiral index fund," so probably VFIAX?

Yes it was the vanguard sp 500 index

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Re: Buffett's chosen index fund still beating hedge funds in bet
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2016, 06:08:51 AM »
You're comparing something likely close to 2%+20% of profits to an index fund.

Whether that's a proxy for value investors in general is still open for discussion