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It might be tough to accept that signing on for “average” returns from index funds is actually a winning strategy, even for an above-average, smart investor like yourself. However, the low risk and low fees that accompany index funds make them a much safer long-term bet than actively managed funds. Here’s the backstory on how index funds got started and why they should be part of your portfolio.
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