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Outside the Box: Real estate investors, meet your new master: the index fund

Consider these investment questions: If you own shares of all the stocks in a particular sector or industry, do you want to see all the underlying companies flourish? Or do you want to have a perpetual state of some killing off others — to the ultimate benefit of consumers?

And if you have so many assets that you own large percentages of all the companies’ shares in a sector or industry, do you necessarily support the stock prices of weaker players who would otherwise be forced to improve or exit the market?

These are compelling quest…
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