Phil Oakley 

Why bother tracking the FTSE 100 index?

Phil Oakley

Why bother tracking the FTSE 100 index?

In general, I am a big fan of cheap index tracking funds. They are much cheaper to own than the funds that try to beat the market which often fail to do so. If you are looking to grow the buying power of your money from a portfolio of shares – by earning a return more than the rate of inflation – then just buying the whole index for a very low cost is often an uncomplicated and relatively stress free way of doing providing you have the time and temperament to cope with the inevitable ups and downs that comes with stock market investing.

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