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Vanguard Index Swap All About Cost

The switch from MSCI to FTSE and CRSP indexes for 22 Vanguard funds is all about three things, says Vanguard principal Joel Dickson: cost, cost, cost.

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Vanguard this week announced changes to 22 benchmark index funds for some domestic and international stock funds; they are swapping out MSCI indexes and putting in indexes from FTSE and also from CRSP.

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