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: Simple Factor Investing

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

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Rigged Horse Race

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.

ETF Report

Think Themes Are Narrow Minded?

'Narrow' is really in the eye of the beholder.

Daily ETF Watch

2 Index ETFs To Become Active

WisdomTree switching two of its passively managed funds to active management.

Features and News

ETF Of The Week: $750M To New Canada Fund 

Another new-to-market J.P. Morgan ETF grows overnight.

Features and News

Are Fidelity’s Free Funds Really Free?

Free expense ratios don’t necessarily mean a free ride.

Podcasts

ETF Prime Podcast: Fidelity Goes To Zero

Dave Nadig discusses Fidelity winning the race to zero, but underlying holdings mean much more.

ETF.com Analysis

2 ETF Stories Worth Watching

Active mutual funds are losing assets at the fastest rate ever, and ETF issuers continue to add new wrinkles to the ETF space.