actively managed funds

The Lamest Argument Against Index Funds

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I totally get why some in the financial media hate writing about index funds: they’re easy to explain, there’s no amazing fund manager behind them, and the story generally stays the same over time. In essence, there’s only so much to say about index funds. They work. You can’t over-analyze and constantly produce content about […]

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The Argument For Actively Managed Funds

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Look, it’s not going to surprise anyone that I heavily advocate investing in low-cost, passively managed index funds. They offer the best return on your money for most investors, and not only do they help you better understand your investments, they ensure that some salesperson isn’t hoodwinking you with their investment suggestions. But I can […]

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Can Monkeys Pick Stocks Better than Experts?

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We’ve spent plenty of time explaining why investing in passive, low-cost index funds will out-earn actively managed funds in the long-run, and that most fund managers can’t even outperform the indexes they’re trying to beat over time. The underlying theme of these posts is that stock market “experts” aren’t really experts at all. They may […]

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The Secret Fund Managers Don’t Want You to Know

If your investments are being actively managed, your fund manager is likely keeping a big fat secret from you. He doesn’t want you to know it, because he’d lose your business. But it’s costing you money every day — your money. The secret? Most active managers can’t even top the index they’re trying to beat. […]

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