Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Factor Persistence & Diversification

Worry less about the persistence of factors and more about diversifying across them.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Hedge Funds Trail Equities

A review of how hedge funds performed in the first quarter of 2017.

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Swedroe: IPOs An Overhyped Investment Idea

For the average investor, an IPO doesn’t offer a lot of rewards.

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Swedroe: Two Books About Finance For ‘Normal People’

One uses chess to teach important financial lessons to beginners, while the other focuses on behavioral finance.

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Swedroe: An Int'l Angle On Active Share

Two more studies of non-U.S. funds contribute to the evidence against active share as a source of meaningful outperformance.

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Swedroe: Outperformance In Theory, Not Practice

There’s some evidence that active share equates to outperformance, but even then it’s not really worth the effort.

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Swedroe: Active Share No Indicator Of Outperformance

The latest research shows that 'active share' doesn’t mean superior returns.

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Swedroe: Europe’s SPIVA Results Are Nothing New

European performance numbers offer no hope for active management fans.