7 ETFs to buy and hold forever

Long-term investors can build a portfolio from these exchange-traded index funds -- and never have to worry about replacing them.

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Jun 17, 2014 6:14PM
Article sponsored by the folks at Vanguard.
Jun 17, 2014 7:02PM
Sorry but I lack trust in any person who with all the companies with ETF funds can't find a single one better than those sold by one company. Better to do your own research than taking advice from an obvious shill for this company.
Jun 17, 2014 7:11PM
"Long-term investors can build a portfolio from these exchange-traded index funds -- and never have to worry about replacing them."

There is no such thing as Never in investing. You always have to readdress what you are doing. Otherwise you could end up losing everything. Of course Bought and Paid for Money Managers will always state something Different.
Jun 18, 2014 12:12AM
So it seems that Vanguard is are only option in the ETF market now...wait a second, there are thousands of ETFs.  I think the article forgot to "diversify" appropriately and at a "high risk" to be ignored.
Jun 18, 2014 7:25AM
I refuse to click through 7 pages just to get your click rate up. No reason can't be on one page.
Jun 17, 2014 8:18PM

Why the thumbs down to Dave's comment? He IS RIGHT, you know.

But maybe he's making a bad mistake, the mistake of being RIGHT!!!!

And besides, I've had my fill of bought and paid for money managers who write financial "advice" articles for MSN. Everybody knows these managers [shills for Wall St. and self-serving as hell], so I'm betting the thumbs down are so-called "money managers" themselves.

Jun 18, 2014 12:20AM
gosh i wonder where.... as in what island he got to visit as an all expense paid trip on vanguard funds nickel?   when you can only recommend one source of funds that is clearly not an objective article. frankly, kiplinger, and msn' editor should both be fired.  there is not one caveat stating this is and advertisement for vanguard fund etf's.    people wonder why the prior article focused on unscrupulous money managers and the dangers of rolling your 401k over to the wrong people.    how lame msn is becoming.
Jun 17, 2014 11:51PM
Jun 21, 2014 7:28AM

At least at Vanguard you know you'll get a fair deal on the fees, etc. Even Schwab, who we used to invest in, now offers ETFs similar to Vanguard, so as they say, "Imitation is the greatest form of flattery."  Would rather have other management firms do this on their own, rather than recommending higher fee or front-load funds.  It continues to amaze me that so many continue to buy and hold these higher-cost funds, while 66% of the managers do worse than the S&P 500!

Jun 22, 2014 11:11AM
Has "ask your doctor" ads robbed everyone of their memory and common sense?  If you are not going to live "forever" why hold anything "forever?"  "Ask your doctor" ads should be made illegal.  Where else can one threathen the life of another and ask them to pay for the junk that is going to kill them or rob them of memory and mind?
Jun 22, 2014 2:42PM
Seems this is only an ADVERTISEMENT for Vanguard holdings. 
Jun 18, 2014 12:01AM
Jun 22, 2014 4:11PM
Mr. Gindal, governor of lusyanna say a bellion bout to start.  ETF's ain't gonna make no difference if a bellion starts.  We be like Iraq now.  Be somebody takin us over.  Might be Iraq!  Dat dare be funndy!  What wud them washinton elites thank if they had to serve supper and wash feet of the Iranians and Iraquis??? Now, dat be funddier!!!!
Jun 23, 2014 1:00AM
I guess they forgot ............ Forever is a long time. 
Jun 17, 2014 11:57PM

what a totally contaminated and unethical "article" focusing only on Vanguard. More of an infomercial than real news. you only get crap like this on MSN Money. Large companies coming out of a Bush recession gobble up the smaller to medium-sized companies and large companies also benefit from the Socialist regime we now have thanks to the GOP overspending for 35 years on a larger government and military. With $18 trillion in debt to erase, the little guy will get slaughtered if we go with anything but a long and slow recovery. That is why Obama has been so successful. I highly recommend a blue chip ETF that pays dividends; it is ticker SCHD (Charles Schwab High Dividend ETF) that tracks the S&P 500. If you want to gamble, try BX or Blackstone, the most undervalued financial services stock in the world set to go higher as M & A activity and economic growth increase. Believe because this market is going higher.

Jun 17, 2014 7:34PM
Decent list.    I already use 3 of them for my entire retirement portfolio of $4 mill.
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