Index Investing ETF Overview

Index investing, also known as passive investment management, simply attempts to track the performance of an index. Investors can use techniques such as full replication or factor optimization to match the index performance.

For many investors, index funds are attractive vehicles due to their low costs and exposure to a desired market. An intangible benefit of index investing is the introduction of an established set of rules that help the investor keep track of his or her objectives.

ETF Industry Perspective

Vanguard: Don’t Cry For QE

Its demise is long overdue and unlikely to have dramatic consequences.

Daily Hot Reads

Fri. Hot Reads: A Simple, Low Cost ETF Portfolio

Also, the tyranny of benchmarking.

Daily Hot Reads

Tues. Hot Reads: 6 ETFs To Ride US Bull Market

Also, Morningstar cage match pits traditional index fund vs. ETF.

Daily Hot Reads

Mon. Hot Reads: Avoiding A FAANG-Led Decline

Plus, a comparison of ETFs vs. traditional index mutual funds.

Daily Hot Reads

Fri. Hot Reads: Top ETF Picks For Retirement

Also, University of Chicago bulks up on ETFs.

Daily Hot Reads

Thurs. Hot Reads: How To Handle Thinly Traded ETFs

Also, oil trading at three-year high on geopolitical tensions.

Daily Hot Reads

Fri. Hot Reads: Bogle Says ETFs Won’t Spur Crash

Plus, a qualitative look at the best actively managed ETFs.

ETF Industry Perspective

Vanguard: Consider Combining Active, Passive

Using actively managed funds in combination with ETFs or index mutual funds can be an effective approach.Advertisement

Features and News

Swedroe: Indexing Fuss Unwarranted

Active management has its pluses and minuses, and it’s not going anywhere.