Flows into Equities Funds

Flows into Equities Funds U.S. active equity funds exhibit persistent outflows, while inflows into U.S. passive equity funds continue to rise. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

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.” Image: 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? Image: 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