Observations by Michael Branch September 7, 2017
Some investors may feel frustrated by the performance of international stocks and are wondering why they are still invested internationally. Michael Branch provides a common sense perspective on...
Observations by Paul O. Solli July 25, 2017
Morningstar Inc. estimates that between 2013 and 2016, investors added nearly $1.3 trillion to passive mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and pulled more than a quarter trillion out of active funds. There is a lot of talk about...
Observations by Lisa Goldberg June 1, 2017A Cornucopia of Losses: The US Equity Market Has Been Great for Taxable Indexers but Hard on Active Managers
Critics are quick to point out that active management is a sub-zero-sum game. The high fees active managers charge make after-fee active returns lower, on average, than after-fee returns to an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that tracks...
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