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.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Recent Paper Swings & Misses

Morgan Stanley fails to make its case against passive investing. 

Daily ETF Watch

Innovator Fund Goes Passive

Innovator IBD 50 Fund closely tied to its benchmark before in terms of its holdings, but now it actually tracks the index.

Daily Hot Reads

Friday Hot Reads: El-Erian On Vulnerable Asset Classes

Also, why a bet against VIX is just plain weird.

Features and News

ETF Price War Heats Up

Pockets of ETF pricing power quickly drying up.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Active Won’t Save Your Retirement

A low-return environment doesn’t mean investors should switch to active management to meet their financial goals.

ETF Strategist Corner

Inside Fixed Income 2017 Takeaways

Active fixed-income assets growing faster than passive ahead of the rate test.

ETF Industry Perspective

Vanguard: The Truth Behind Three Common Indexing Questions

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Daily Hot Reads

Thursday Hot Reads: Small Cap Growth Funds Fail …

… 99% of the time. Plus, bitcoin futures are a game changer.