mutual funds

The Newest Investing Scam You Need to Know About

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There’s a reason why index funds are your best choices for investing: they don’t try to time the market they have low management costs they own an entire segment of the market (or the whole market), so there’s no stock picking involved This is not news. Study after study has proven that index funds are […]

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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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Are Your Actively Managed Funds Beating the Index?

We’re constantly discussing ETFs/index funds and actively managed mutual funds even though the comparison is so unflattering to actively managed funds. But don’t take it just from me. You need to do your own research on the performance comparisons. By and large, what you’re going to find is that very, very few active funds consistently […]

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The Pros and Cons of Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)

Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) are, as their name implies, funds that trade on an exchange. Traditionally, ETFs have been baskets of stocks that track broad indices. More recently, ETFs have launched that track exotic strategies or asset classes with the goal of allowing retail investors to participate in institutional strategies. Why ETFs? The ETF structure is […]

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