Index Investing 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. Analysis

Potential Changes In Index Sector Funds

What a GICS shakeup could mean for investors.

Daily Hot Reads

Tuesday Hot Reads: Only 1 Single-Country ETF Trading Lower

Also, U.S. dollar falls to lowest level since Sept.

Features and News

Vanguard’s Buckley To Succeed CEO McNabb

Tim Buckley will be the firm’s fourth CEO since its founding by John Bogle in 1975.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: The Only Reliable Prediction

Few things are more predictable than the excuses of active managers.

Daily Hot Reads

Wednesday Hot Reads: Identifying Next Bubble

Also, questions and concerns around index investing. Analysis

No, ETFs Don’t Own 37% Of S&P 500

Math doesn’t add to say U.S.-listed ETFs own more than one-third of the S&P 500.

Features and News

Nadig: Record 1st Half ETF Flows

ETFs enter the second half of the year with record inflows of $247 billion and record assets under management.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Institutional's Tiny Edge

Even with all their resources, institutions still don’t have much of an advantage over passive investing.

Daily Hot Reads

Wednesday Hot Reads: This European ETF Is Surging

Also, with fees falling, how can ETFs stand out?