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.

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Index Investor Corner

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Latest S&P Dow Jones Indices SPIVA report supports the idea that alpha is becoming increasingly scarce.

Index Investor Corner

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Midyear SPIVA report shows active manager performance even worse over longer time horizons.

Index Investor Corner

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But things like costs can really blunt performance.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Simple Factor Investing

Using factors in your portfolio needn't be a complex undertaking.

Index Investor Corner

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Recent study claims active outperforms, but there are problems with its structure.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Myth Busting Index Investing

Active management triggers price action, not index funds.

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