Features and News

Active Funds vs. the Indexes in Q3 2003

S&P's active vs. passive quarterly scorecard showed mixed results in the third quarter. Active funds beat S&P's large- and small-cap indexes while trailing in the mid-cap space -- but indexes win out over the long term.

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Bogle's Corner

Mr. Bogle goes to Washington. The column includes excerpts from his recent testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Bogle’s Corner

Insightful and brutally candid, indexing legend John Bogle takes a look at the good, the bad and the future of indexing.

Features and News

Rethinking Float Adjustment

Standard & Poor's recently announced a switch to free float methodology for its U.S. indexes. S&P takes a critical look at the issue in a concept paper.

ETF Report

 ETFr Databanks March 2003

Our monthly databank breaks down ETF returns for every market segment.

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Results of Our Index Survey

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Have It Your Way

The authors discuss when and how index customization is employed, focusing on socially responsible screening and international equities.

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ETFs For Advisors

The author believes index funds and ETFs are not always the most efficient choice, and discusses how advisors can intelligently use ETFs.

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Index Fund Management

What does it take to manage an index fund? The authors examine the tools of the trade and discuss how they are used.