Index Funds & ETFs Archive

Six Words and Three Numbers That Matter from Charley Ellis


Say the word “finance” and many people’s eyes just glaze over. I totally understand that. Money and investing can be quite a dense topic, even for those of us in the business! It’s appealing, then, to have someone tell you… Continue reading

Rebalance's Secret Sauce

The ‘Secret Sauce’ At Rebalance


Over the past decade or so, a lot of well-meaning investment writers have tried to explain what is “special” or “different” about index investing. After all, American savers have put literally trillions of dollars to work in index funds over… Continue reading

Trillions Book Review

Burton Malkiel’s Compelling Book Review of ‘Trillions’


Big investment funds have a public face, a famous money manager who is constantly “talking up his fund” on financial television shows. By contrast, index fund investing is hard to comprehend. The Financial Times journalist Robin Wigglesworth got curious about… Continue reading

Stick to the boring strategy

Buying Stocks On Your Phone? Do This Instead…


Less is more, especially when it comes to long-term investing. That’s the conclusion reached by millennial finance influencer Helen Lu, who recently told her followers to stop trading stocks on their phones and instead buy “boring” low-cost index funds. Hear,… Continue reading


The Day Trading Pandemic


Burt Malkiel, Princeton Professor Emeritus and Rebalance Investment Committee member, offers his take on another widespread economic hazard impacting Americans: day trading. Find out what Burt has to say about the risky hobby, and how to avoid the allure of… Continue reading


What’s New? Even Lower Investing Costs For Our Clients


The late, great John Bogle put it best, and simplest, when he said, “Fees matter.” We take those words seriously at Rebalance. We should, since several members of our all-star Investment Committee are longtime colleagues of the Vanguard Group founder.… Continue reading


Our 3 Favorite John Bogle Books


The recent loss of investing giant and Vanguard founder, John Bogle, got us to thinking about the many books he wrote and which ones meant the most to us. Here are our top 3 favorites to help inspire you to… Continue reading

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Passive Investing Is Active In All The Right Ways


There are plenty of buzzwords in the investing world, few of them more debated than the idea of active vs. passive investing. Passive doesn’t not necessarily mean “do nothing.” After all, doing nothing would mean not investing at all! Rather,… Continue reading

John Bogle explains a new rule that will save retirement

John Bogle’s Legacy Has Only Just Begun


I had the privilege of joining John Bogle, and other industry leaders, in the continued fight against unfair investment practices at the launch of the groundbreaking initiative ‘Campaign for Investors.’ I hope to honor Bogle’s legacy by continuing to advocate… Continue reading