What is a good S&P 500 index fund?


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Vanguard 500 Index (VFINX) is one good S&P 500 index fund, according to Kiplinger. From 2009 to 2012, returns on the fund exceeded more than 80% of those of all large-company, U.S.-focused stock funds under active management.

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Low fees and investor knowledge of the exact stocks included are two main advantages of index funds, according to Kiplinger. VINX was the first index to publicly track the S&P 500 -designed to follow a large section of leading U.S. industries, Forbes claims. Just $10,000 invested in VFINX on April 27, 1992, would have grown to $74,581.13 by August 24, 2014, according to Morningstar.

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