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.

Daily Hot Reads

Wednesday Hot Reads: What’s Fueling Massive ETF Growth?

Also, the latest salvo against indexing.

ETF Strategist Corner

Active No Longer The Default

Advisors now need to have very good reasons for using active products.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: New ‘Passive’ Criticism Fails

Recent criticisms of passive management and its impact don’t reflect reality.

Daily Hot Reads

Tuesday Hot Reads: Simplicity Ruled Aug Flows

Plus, low-vol ETFs could be helpful in a market reversal. Analysis

Vanguard REIT ETF Getting Makeover

What a more expansive investable universe means for the real estate fund.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Passive Investing Misconceptions

A recent memo from a founder of Oaktree Capital Management made some problematic statements.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Active Loser’s Game Also A Trap

But mainly a psychological one.

ETF Report

How The Big 3 ETF Issuers Got So Big

The top three ETF issuers own 82% of the market. How did they get so big, and what differentiates them?

Daily ETF Watch

Vanguard Plans Bond ETF; Spinnaker Debuts

An icon plans a broad corporate bond ETF, while a newcomer launches two ETFs.