What If Everybody Invested With Index Funds?

Plenty of people have asked me, “What if everybody invested with index funds? Would the strategy reach a danger point?”

Currently, index funds represent about 14% of the money in the stock market.

But if you want to read what might happen if everybody jumped on board…

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I’ve written about it here.




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andrew hallam

andrew hallam

I’m a financial columnist for Canada’s national paper, The Globe and Mail, as well as for AssetBuilder, a financial service firm based in Texas. I’m also the author of Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School (Wiley 2011) and The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing: From Millionaire Teacher to Millionaire Expat (Wiley 2015). My mission is to educate, motivate and inspire people on basic retirement planning and best practices for investing, using evidence-based strategies. I'm happy to comment on your questions. However, please read the Terms of Use.

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4 Responses

  1. Jose says:

    Hi Andrew,

    Have just finished reading your first book Millionaire teacher and planning on starting the next one. I am an International school teacher and another colleague of mine recommended your book.

    I have searched everywhere for advice and no one has been as helpful as your book, unfortunately I still have sooo many questions and don’t know where to turn.

    I have just moved to Thailand so I am not sure how to best start investing. I have no debts and have actually just started payments on a house in Europe. This will lessen the amount I am able to save but I would like to put something in place.

    Can you please advice on where I can turn, or if I should try and open an account in a nearby country to start investing, etc? I am not sure whether I should contact a firm like Vanguard to see if it is possible to invest with them?

    Finally one question I have from your book is, how much do you need to start investing. That wasn’t clear to me. Should I start investing small amounts every month or should I save and invest when I have a certain amount?

    Some companies seem to require quite big amounts of money before you start investing?

    Thank you for your Help

  2. Jose says:

    Great! Thanks, Ill start on your other book soon! Will need to wait a while before I start investing then because I want to try and pay off the house I have bought as fast as possible! (like you did with your property!)

    Not American, half Spanish so planning on retiring in Spain. Any recomendations on a brokerage for europeans?

    Again, based in Bangkok!

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