JoMoney, as usual, tried to mislead by cherry picking the start date of his chart.
Here is what DFSCX since inception vs VFINX looks like (keep in mind it's a log scale):
Growth of 10K
HenryPorter wrote:The funny part now is I look at some of my index funds and see they have a 2% yield and I am partially comforted. At least some part of the stock portfolio can compete with a multi-year CD or plain vanilla bond fund w/o any heavy lifting.
JoMoney wrote: Depending on the time period you look at, owning growth stocks has beaten the market.
Well, you have to do what works for you. The only question is, which risk factor to choose?
berntson wrote: Since it's an international fund, it doesn't belong in a tax advantaged account. Since it has high turnover, it doesn't belong in a taxable account. I'm not sure where I would put it.
That's true if it's free lunch, not a risk story.