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.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Week: New Sector SDPR, Macro Fund Debut

Plus, Jim Rogers rolls out a global macro equity ETF.

Features and News

Top Tech ETFs Of The Year

Once again, technology is the top-performing sector of the year, but big changes are coming.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Passive Investing Demonized

But those criticisms tend to be lacking in substance.

ETF.com Analysis

The Invisible Octopus

Passive investors are not a monolithic group.

Features and News

Ben Johnson On Beta As A Public Utility

Morningstar’s director of global ETF research talks about ETFs, ETF strategists and beta as a public utility.

Podcasts

ETF Prime Podcast: An ESG Debate

Plus, CFRA's Director of ETFs and Mutual Fund Research Todd Rosenbluth discusses changing trends in the ETF space.

Features and News

Rob Arnott: Index Investors ‘Buy High, Sell Low’

It's because they're too obsessed with tracking error, says Research Affiliates’ CEO.

Features and News

Can Web Traffic Signal Market Moves?

Investors' web searches become more fearful right before a volatility spike, says Investopedia CEO David Siegel.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Lessons From A Poker Player

Why you should think more about your decision process than the results.