The Shocking Truth About Indexing

Index investing is wildly popular with Americans: As of year-end 2014, “passive” index funds managed total net assets of $2.1 trillion, according to the Investment Company Institute. As passive investments, index funds are supposed to closely track the performance of...

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Measuring What Matters

Have you been focused on the market’s day-to-day gyrations over the past couple of weeks? If so, you’re not alone. Like the crowd at a tennis match, investors have been looking back and forth, one moment at a market selloff, the next at a market rally. And that makes...

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Written Plans Help Clear Up Fuzzy Thinking

The boxer Mike Tyson famously said that every fighter has a plan until he gets punched in the face. Tyson was referring to his opponents in the ring, but he might as well have been talking about investors. Too many investors ditch their carefully-laid plans when they...

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