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An index fund is a user friendly way to invest in every stock within a particular index or grouping. The goal of an index fund is to mirror the performance of a benchmark market index. For example, the S&P 500 stock market index tracks 500 of the largest publicly traded U.S. companies from leading industries. You can't technically invest in the S&P 500. So if you ever hear someone say, "I invest in the S&P 500." What they mean is they invest in an index fund that mirrors the positions and movements of the S&P 500. Index funds don't make decisions about what to include or delete from the fund.

They follow the index. Investing in index funds is a hands off and passive approach that investors use to earn a return in line with the market. The thinking is that since markets tend to rise over time, index funds provide long term capital appreciation while holding down fees that tend to eat into returns. I'll leave you with this interesting fact. Jack Bogle, the late founder of Vanguard, spent his career championing low cost passive index investing. His son found a career as an active, high fee hedge fund and mutual fund manager. When asked by the Wall Street Journal why Jack invested some of his own money into his son's funds, he replied, "We do some things for family reasons. If it's not consistent, well, life isn't always consistent." 

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Titan Flagship is our U.S. large cap growth strategy, invested in 15-25 stocks on the long side. These are high-quality businesses vetted through deep fundamental research by our Portfolio Manager and Research team. The Flagship portfolio is updated when the Portfolio Manager sees a better risk/reward opportunity than an existing portfolio holding(s). The Flagship strategy is long-term focused with low turnover, which means typically only a few stocks change each quarter. On the short side, clients have personalized downside protection via a market index hedge. Titan Opportunities is our U.S. small/mid cap growth strategy. Titan Offshore is our international growth strategy. Titan Crypto is our cryptocurrency strategy.

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