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.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Europe’s SPIVA Results Are Nothing New

European performance numbers offer no hope for active management fans.

Features and News

ETFs Key Driver For BlackRock Earnings

World’s largest asset manager relying more on ETFs to fuel business.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: SPIVA Survey Continues Passive Winning Streak

Covering 15 years of data, S&P’s SPIVA survey adds to evidence supporting passive management.

Daily Hot Reads

Monday Hot Reads: Positive Buzz Sends First Marijuana ETF High

Also, ETFs show limits in world of emerging market bonds.

Daily Hot Reads

Tuesday Hot Reads: The Best ETF For Midcap Exposure

Also, why commodity-index investing may be futile. Analysis

The ‘Stock Picker’s Market’ That Wasn’t

Active management failed to bounce back in the first quarter.

Daily Hot Reads

Monday Hot Reads: 3 Top ETFs For New Investors

Also, ETF Deathwatch for March 2017.

Daily Hot Reads

Thursday Hot Reads: 3 ETF Charts Waving Red Flags

Millennials fuel ongoing expansion in ETF industry.

Daily Hot Reads

Wednesday’s Hot Reads: Approving Bitcoin ETFs Will Lead Investors To Slaughter

Also, one of bitcoin's big funds is selling ahead of the ETF decision.