I’m a fan of both strategies, which is why I’m splitting my funds down the middle between index funds and individual stocks.
My first big step is to set a solid foundation for the global fund. This means putting half of those funds to work immediately in some solid index funds. The easy part of the investment strategy, where I intend to just set and forget.
Our buddy Ian highlighted the vast number of index funds or ETFs available a few weeks ago, and it can be a little overwhelming to know where to start.
For me, it’s very simple.
I’m looking for global exposure outside of our home country of Australia.
I want a single index fund to keep things simple.
So after a little research, I’ve landed on my index fund of choice:
Vanguard MSCI Index International Shares ETF (VGS)
I’m more a bullet point kind of guy, so here’s a few fast facts on VGS:…