For this week's live discussion at Inside the Market, we were joined by one of the true legends of the investing world: John Bogle.
Mr. Bogle is the founder of The Vanguard Group, the largest mutual fund company in the world, and is the creator of the world's first index mutual fund.
A champion of indexing, he is the author of nine books, including the best-selling classic Common Sense on Mutual Funds: New Imperatives for the Intelligent Investor. He has frequently argued that the investing industry, especially mutual funds, have lost their focus on long-term wealth generation for clients in pursuit of short-term profit for themselves. He stresses the importance of having a long-term strategy and believes it's important that investors avoid actively managed funds.
Mr. Bogle was named by Time magazine in 2004 as one of the world's 100 most powerful and influential people and Fortune magazine had designated him in 1999 as one of the investment industry's four "giants of the 20th Century."
In this one-hour discussion, we asked him about his latest views on investing, the markets, and on recent trends in the industry, such as new fundamental indexing products and niche ETFs. We also found out how he personally would invest $100,000 today.
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