John Bogle, the father of index mutual funds, spoke up about his view on exchange traded fund (ETF) abuse last month. Selena Maranjian of The Motley Fool.com reports Bogle’s mention of the fast rise in index fund assets between 1988 and 2007-from 1%-17%. Bogle notes 10% is for index mutual funds and 7% for ETFs, which are growing at a much faster rate. He says that in the ETF world there are only 12 represent broad market segments. Although there may not be many broad market based ETFs, there are numerous other asset classes, sectors and global regions to add to a portfolio and help diversify outside of just a broad market.
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