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.

Features and News

Know What’s In Your Index Fund

While there is concern about how indices are constructed, there are plenty of tools providing transparency to investors.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: A Tale Of 3 Small Value Funds

Structure and cost are key when picking a fund, but so is seeing through recency bias.

Podcasts

ETF Prime Podcast: Homage To Jack Bogle

Also, O'Shares' CEO spotlights its ETF lineup.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Ode To Jack Bogle

Encounters with a man who championed investors.

ETF.com Analysis

Saint Jack

The founder of Vanguard not only changed investors’ worlds, but personal worlds.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: ‘The Loser’s Game’ Reaffirmed

Latest active management report card filled with underperformance.

ETF.com Live Chat!

Live Chat: Gurus & Illiquid Markets

Dave Nadig answers readers' ETF questions in real time. Here's the transcript.

Features and News

Swedroe: Investing Uncomfortably

How you know you’re doing it right.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Best Personal Finance Books

The greatest hits of personal finance books for your reading list.