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Why Index Fund Portfolios Win

By Betterment: [Originally published 2/3/2014] By MP Dunleavey A groundbreaking study by Rick Ferri of Portfolio Solutions and Alex Benke of Betterment sheds new light on why index portfolios beat active investing. The debate over active and passive investment strategies, … Continue reading

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S&P Dow Jones Indices says Alibaba to be added to China-50 index

HONG KONG (Reuters) – S&P Dow Jones Indices, which compiles several of the world's most widely tracked stock benchmarks, said on Friday Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba Group Holding Ltd would be added to one of its indices after a fast-track … Continue reading

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Short High-Yield Municipal Index ETF, An Undiscovered Value

By Reuben Sushman: Short High-Yield Municipal Index ETF (NYSEARCA:SHYD) is an attractive ETF with a reasonable yield and short duration. It is truly “under the radar”, and we only discovered it after one of our readers brought it to our … Continue reading

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Market Vectors High-Yield Municipal Index ETF, Is The High Dividend Worth The Risk?

By Reuben Sushman: Market Vectors High-Yield Municipal Index ETF (NYSEARCA:HYD) according to Yahoo, seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Barclays Municipal Custom High Yield Composite Index (the “High … Continue reading

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Whilst Mainland Europe Is Stalling, The iShares U.K. Index Is Preparing To Take Off

By Eren Hothi: You don’t have to look far to see a growing disquiet within the market suggesting that we could be due for a 20% correction anytime between now and next year. Although there are probably ulterior motives for … Continue reading

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Fidelity loses ground to index trackers

A shake-out in the $ 30tn global mutual fund industry sees active managers such as Fidelity and Capital lose share to the likes of Vanguard Asia homepage

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The Dhandho Of Berkshire Hathaway: Why It Just Might Be A Good Partial Substitute For An Index Fund

By Jim Sloan: This is an article I have been meaning to write for a while, and the release of Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRK.B, BRK.A) 2013 results and Buffett’s annual letter gave me up-to-date info and the push to write it … Continue reading

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World Weather Gone HayWire – Effects On Brazil, Natural Gas, CRB Index And The Economy

By James Roemer: C old U.S. Winter Affecting Nation’s Economy You have heard it on your local news for weeks, read about it in dozens of newspapers around the world and if you live in the deep south, Midwest or … Continue reading

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Grace’s Chapter 11 Reorganization Plan Effective: GRA Added To Post-Bankruptcy Stock Index

By George Putnam: After nearly thirteen long years operating under Chapter 11 protection, chemical & construction icon W.R. Grace & Co. has finally emerged from bankruptcy. The information provided below details Grace’s history, Chapter 11 reorganization and post-bankruptcy stock prospects. … Continue reading

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Have Index Funds Become Too Popular?

It’s the big lie. Active management wins in inefficient markets (such as small or emerging market stocks). Active management wins in bear markets. And now, thanks to Yahoo Finance’s Aaron Task, we can add to that list active management wins … Continue reading

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