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John Bogle at BH16.jpgWelcome to the Bogleheads® wiki, a collaborative undertaking by members of the Bogleheads Community. This wiki is a reference resource for investors. Bogleheads emphasize starting early, living below one's means, regular saving, broad diversification, and sticking to one's investment plan.

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Mutual funds are registered investment companies that pool investors capital for the purpose of investing in securities. Mutual funds are managed by professional money managers. They are a primary funding vehicle for the corporate contributory retirement system in the United States. In 2014, a total of 7,923 U.S. mutual funds held over 16 trillion dollars of assets, owned by forty-three percent of American households and an estimated 90.4 million individuals

Mutual funds offer investors the advantage of diversification, professional management, liquidity, and convenience. These advantages are offset by such factors as costs, fund turnover, and the consequences of organizational structure. (more...)

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  • 1890 - Baring's Bank in London was declared insolvent due to its large holdings of defaulted Argentinian debt. Simultaneously an announcement was made that a consortium of international banks would guarantee Baring's debt. While a banking crisis was averted, Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay experienced severe recessions. Source: Kris James Mitchener & Marc D. Weidenmier: The Baring Crisis and the Great Latin American Meltdown of the 1890s, NBER, 2007.

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