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Getting antsy with indexing? Reporter doing story.

Post by Mel Lindauer » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:10 pm

Hi Everyone:

A reporter for a well-known publication is looking to talk to investors who are getting antsy with passive investing, and who may have even pulled out of ETFs these past six months.

He wants to know why you are concerned and where you are investing now.

If you fit that profile and would like to be interviewed for the story, PM me with your real name and contact info (phone and email) and I'll pass it along to the reporter.
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Post by PFInterest » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:40 am

Good to know bogleheads would be supporting the financial.....fluff....

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Post by VaR » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:48 pm

I'm fascinated with the idea that people actually getting antsy with indexing. Can't wait to read the article.

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Post by mickeyd » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:49 pm

Sorry, I can't qualify for this article.
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Post by sometimesinvestor » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:01 pm

VaR wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:48 pm
I'm fascinated with the idea that people actually getting antsy with indexing. Can't wait to read the article.
Indexing is fine Cap weighting aftera 9 year bull market is scary. Full disclosure::: I am uncertain that is the reason why they are antsy .It is however why I am.

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Post by FIREchief » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:25 pm

sometimesinvestor wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:01 pm
VaR wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:48 pm
I'm fascinated with the idea that people actually getting antsy with indexing. Can't wait to read the article.
Indexing is fine Cap weighting aftera 9 year bull market is scary.

Were these people any less "antsy" after a one year bull market? Seems like the antsy crowd are always antsy.....
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Re: Getting antsy with indexing? Reporter doing story.

Post by AlphaLess » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:27 pm

Mel Lindauer wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:10 pm
Hi Everyone:

A reporter for a well-known publication is looking to talk to investors who are getting antsy with passive investing, and who may have even pulled out of ETFs these past six months.

He wants to know why you are concerned and where you are investing now.

If you fit that profile and would like to be interviewed for the story, PM me with your real name and contact info (phone and email) and I'll pass it along to the reporter.
Maybe the reporter should loiter at the furniture or kitchen appliance shop looking for customers who 'cashed out and are now upgrading their kitchen or sofa".

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Post by venkman » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:35 pm

A reporter for a well-known publication is looking to talk to investors who are getting antsy with passive investing, and who may have even pulled out of ETFs these past six months.
There's "passive investing,' and then there's "active investing using index ETF's."

It almost sounds like the reporter is looking to interview people who do the latter, for a story about the former.

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Post by willthrill81 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:39 pm

venkman wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:35 pm
A reporter for a well-known publication is looking to talk to investors who are getting antsy with passive investing, and who may have even pulled out of ETFs these past six months.
There's "passive investing,' and then there's "active investing using index ETF's."

It almost sounds like the reporter is looking to interview people who do the latter, for a story about the former.
I agree. I'm a trend follower but use index funds whenever possible due to their lower cost, so you could put me in the second camp. I can't see why anyone would "get antsy about index funds" unless they suddenly don't like market cap-weighting (which I'm actually not a big fan of, but I like low cost).
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Post by mhalley » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:59 am

They are probably getting antsy due to the increasing popularity of indexing and articles like this
https://www.morningstar.com/videos/8366 ... o-big.html

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Post by tadamsmar » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:21 am

sometimesinvestor wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:01 pm
VaR wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:48 pm
I'm fascinated with the idea that people actually getting antsy with indexing. Can't wait to read the article.
Indexing is fine Cap weighting aftera 9 year bull market is scary. Full disclosure::: I am uncertain that is the reason why they are antsy .It is however why I am.
Seems to me that getting antsy about Cap weighting amounts to getting relatively optimistic about something else. Value stocks perhaps?

Or it could mean getting antsy about stocks in general, the TSM, fleeing to cash = short bonds perhaps = something that has recently been providing guaranteed smallish losses after inflation and taxes.

Isn't that the logical consequence?

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