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Comparing Apples: Sector Indexes Are Not All The Same

Research paper from Dow Jones Indexes highlights differences between its in-house sector benchmarks and the Select Sector Indexes, which are the basis for Sector SPDRs.

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Bogle’s Corner - Mutual Funds: It's Time to Return to Traditional Trusteeship

John C. Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group points out the conflicts between mutual fund management and the fund investors, speaking at the United States Senate.

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Equity Sector Investing - Taking a Look at the ETFs

Examining the Exchange-Traded Funds Options. Author says competition is good for sector fund shoppers and competitors.

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iShares S&P Composite 1500 Begins Trading

Latest launch rounds out S&P index iShares -- Barclays Global Investors also registers NYSE index ETFs.

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Constructing Benchmark Indexes - A Balancing Act

The author discusses a philosophy of indexing that says indexes should more closely resemble what investors are doing.

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Vanguard Poised to Introduce New VIPERs

New index funds and corresponding ETFs set to launch January 30.

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Small Caps Lead 2003 Broad Market Rally

Russell 2000 Index posts a record 47.3% gain.

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SEC Proposes Rules Calling for More Independent Fund Board Chairmen

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proposed a new rule that would require more independent directors for mutual fund boards.