The typical retail investor is better off investing in index funds or a well-diversified portfolio of individual stocks than trying to beat the market.
Investing isn’t hard. The easiest way to invest for the long-term, with index funds, is also the most rewarding, as indexes beat most active funds hands down.
Actively managed funds have lost assets to index funds over the past five years. But the trend hasn’t been consistent across asset classes.
Should investors look beyond market-cap-weighted indexes when choosing an index fund?
If investing is giving you a headache, you may be doing it wrong.
Actively managed mutual funds often fail to beat benchmarks. New research shows that the more mutual funds there are, the harder it is to beat indexes.
Fees and expenses eat away at your earnings. Cost-effective investing will improve your returns.
Consider taking a core-satellite approach to investing for your 2014 investment outlook.
Forget the flashy actively managed funds. For retirement, the Obamas use index funds.
In 2008, Warren Buffett bet that an index fund would beat a fund of hedge funds over a ten-year period. Right now, he’s winning.