U.S. Active vs. Passive Fund Net Flows

U.S. Active vs. Passive Fund Net Flows Active mutual funds exhibits persistent outflows, while inflows into index-tracking U.S. mutual funds and ETFs continue to rise. Picture source: Bloomberg

The Rise of Passive Investing

The Rise of Passive Investing Net inflows into index-tracking U.S. mutual funds and ETFs rose by around 50% in the second quarter from a year earlier. Picture source: The Wall Street Journal

Active Equity Managers Still Underperform

Active Equity Managers Still Underperform This chart shows the low percentage of active funds that outperformed and how difficult it really is to beat the market over time. You may also like “The Rise of Passive Investing.” Picture source: PIMCO

Estimated Number of Hedge Funds Launched or Closed since 2008

Estimated Number of Hedge Funds Launched or Closed since 2008 Can hedge funds deliver higher returns than passive investing? Not really. But many investors still think they can achieve higher returns with active trading than with passive investing. The chart below shows that it is really hard to outperform the market. As Warren Buffett said,…

50 Percent of US Stock Fund Assets Are Invested in Index Funds

50 Percent of US Stock Fund Assets Are Invested in Index Funds Until active equity funds drop fees, the flow into passive equity funds will certainly continue. But could markets become inefficient if everyone buys index funds? Picture source: Morningstar

Ellis: Index Revolution

Ellis: Index Revolution Charles D. Ellis is a great American investment consultant, known for his philosophy of passive investing. Through this discussion with Consuelo Mack and his book Winning the Loser’s Game, he explains why passive index funds are the best choice for most investors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUpoK2ZOFWc