Author Topic: Need Index Fund investing advice  (Read 2099 times)


  • Pencil Stache
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Need Index Fund investing advice
« on: May 26, 2013, 09:06:10 PM »
So, I'm looking for several funds that you all have knowledge of that you could recommend to me that have the following characteristics...

1. A dividend growth fund. I currently have a decent position in my ROTH account in VIG, so if you'd like to recommend that, do so as well. I don't care if the fund has rules regarding culling positions if they should cut the dividend or not grow it for any length of time, Shell for instance has been an amazing stock over the long term despite doing that several times.

2. A REIT fund.

3. International/emerging market funds, I have little enough idea what to look for when dealing with international stocks so help in this area would be much appreciated.

4. A... value fund?

So, a little about me: I have always enjoyed the act of investing, and always will. I like to have an active role in it, despite knowing that that is not the greatest thing for my own wealth, and I will always play an active role in some portion of my portfolio. I am near towards the limit of what I would like to allow myself to manage though(100k), and so I'd like to start putting some of my money into more diversified realms outside of my control. With that said, part of my hesitance towards index investing my entire portfolio(which will never happen) is two things.
1, there will always be some stories that I find interesting enough to want to have my money in(such as, say, Intel with it's dividend yield, P/E ratio, and Wall St. consensus[negative])

2, there are some stocks that I want to have as little attachment to as possible, whether ethically(Monsanto), because I'm not very interested in the business no matter the profitability of(Wal-Mart), or because I'm not interested in the business -period-(Sears)

Current major holdings: AIG, BAC, CSCO, F, INTC, MSFT, NNN, SIRI, SNA, TGH


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Re: Need Index Fund investing advice
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 11:01:32 AM »
Vanguard has all of those. Not that I'd invest in them but it's better than other options.