Generally, Rachelle and Corey are big fans of keeping things simple on Financial Clarity for Doctors. But in some situations, a little more complicated can be a lot more helpful! For those in higher tax brackets, direct indexing can be a more tax efficient way to invest in the broader market than using mutual funds or ETFs. In this episode of Financial Clarity for Doctors, learn a little more about it.
In this episode, learn:
- How indexes are a measure of the performance of lots of different companies in a particular category.
- How mutual funds and ETFs are designed to mirror that performance.
- The difference between investing in an index fund and direct indexing.
- The index fund realizes gains and losses when it places trades to be more in line with the performance of the underlying index.
- With direct indexing, you can choose if/when/what to buy and sell to minimize capital gains.
- The benefits of index investing and direct indexing.
This strategy may be more complicated than many people need in their financial plan, but can make a big difference in when and how you pay capital gains taxes, especially in large accounts. If you have a large sum of money to invest in a brokerage account, definitely something to learn more about and consider.
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