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Oct 12, 2005 2:04 pm

Does anyone use them? What are your thoughts?

Thanks for your time.


Oct 12, 2005 2:08 pm

I use them extensively.

My thoughts?  I think they're an excellent investment vehicle. 

Oct 12, 2005 2:10 pm

Same here.  They are a great core holding.

Oct 12, 2005 3:21 pm

[quote=exEJIR]Same here.  They are a great core holding.[/quote]


Oct 12, 2005 4:05 pm

great for fee based accounts to provide the core allocation holding. depending on clients risk tolerance I then use a certain percentage of assets for tactical strategies, such as actively managed funds to add extra alpha. for instance i may use the russell 1000 growth etf for broad exposure, then use janus 40 or marsico to try and gain some added return.

Oct 12, 2005 4:53 pm

Me too.  Good core holding

Oct 13, 2005 6:46 am

My only beef with them is the market weighting of the Russell and S
& P indexes. When you have 30% of the perfromance coming from 30
out of 1000 companies, it is not really as broad as one may think.

We do use them quite a bit.

Oct 13, 2005 10:45 am

I use Dimensional (DFA) out performes the indexes by 200 to 400 Beeps! Check them out

Oct 14, 2005 12:41 am

Anyone using Powershares?

Oct 14, 2005 8:29 am

We are looking at powershares.  I don’t see them as indexes
though.  They claim the indexes are flawed as per my last post,
but all in all, I view Powershares as mutual funds.