Index Funds

December 14th, 2007 by

We have been meaning to invest in some index funds for a long time. They provide a nice return inbetween individual stocks and a regular savings account and are a really smart idea for our setup. However, I've put off buying them for so long just because I just didn't know the stock symbols for any good index funds. Thankfully along came an article from the simple dollar in my google reader that laid some vanguard links out very clearly for me. After that it was a piece of cake to just go and buy a handful. This was so helpful that I thought I would spread the information along:

Vanguard 500 (VFINX; large-cap domestic)
Vanguard Emerging Markets Index Fund (VEIEX; international)
Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth Index Fund (VMGIX; mid-cap domestic)
Vanguard Small-Cap Growth Index Fund (VISGX; small-cap domestic)
Vanguard Total International Index Fund (VGTSX; international)
Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund (NAESX; small-cap domestic)
Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund (VIMSX; mid-cap domestic)
Vanguard Large-Cap Index Fund (VLACX; large-cap domestic)
Vanguard European Stock Index Fund (VEURX; international)
Vanguard Total Bond Market Index (VBMFX; bond)

Happy investing in index funds!

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