An antidote for index fund boredom

An antidote for index fund boredom

It happens.....a case of index fund boredom sets in. An antidote for this disease is to occasionally view the holdings within the fund to see how truly dynamic and exciting the holdings are. Below are some of the top holdings of the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund:

Apple Inc.

Microsoft Corp.

Amazon.com Inc.

Facebook Inc. Class A

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Johnson & Johnson

Exxon Mobil Corp.

Alphabet Inc. Class A

Alphabet Inc. Class C

Bank of America Corp.

Intel Corp.

Wells Fargo & Co

AT&T Inc.

Chevron Corp.

Visa Inc. Class A

Pfizer Inc.

Home Depot Inc

UnitedHealth Group Inc.

Cisco Systems Inc.

Procter & Gamble Co

Verizon Communications Inc.

Boeing Co

Citigroup Inc.

Coca-Cola Co.

Mastercard Inc. Class A

Comcast Corp. Class A

PepsiCo Inc.

Philip Morris International Inc.

AbbVie Inc.

Merck & Co. Inc.

DowDuPont Inc.

Walt Disney Co.

International Business Machines Corp.

Oracle Corp.

Walmart Inc.

3M Co.

NVIDIA Corp.

McDonald's Corp.

Netflix Inc.

Altria Group Inc.

General Electric Co.

Amgen Inc.

Medtronic plc

Honeywell International Inc.

Adobe Systems Inc.

Union Pacific Corp.

Abbott Laboratories

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.

Texas Instruments Inc.

Summary:

That should keep you in the index fund game for at least three more months. When the temptation to veer off into some crazy strategy hits you and you're bored with your index fund, look past the cover and see the exciting pages beneath.

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