Jim Grant Vs John Bogle: The Great Indexing Debate

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Rupert Hargreaves
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This is the second part of a two-part article covering “the great debate” between Vanguard Group founder, John C. “Jack” Bogle (for indexing) and Jim Grant, (against) publisher of the Grant’s Interest Rate Observer newsletter of stock-picking at the Grant’s Spring Conference. This is Jim Grant’s side of the argument. Bogle’s argument can be found here. Jim Grant: In favor of active management Jim Grant began his rebuttal to Bogle’s presentation: “I dispute that the cost of investing is the determining factor in the success of investing. That is, I dispute that the proposition is unconditionally true. For the average…

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Sign up now and get our in-depth FREE e-books on famous investors like Klarman, Dalio, Schloss, Munger Rupert is a committed value investor and regularly writes and invests following the principles set out by Benjamin Graham. He is the editor and co-owner of Hidden Value Stocks, a quarterly investment newsletter aimed at institutional investors. Rupert owns shares in Berkshire Hathaway. Rupert holds qualifications from the Chartered Institute For Securities & Investment and the CFA Society of the UK. Rupert covers everything value investing for ValueWalk