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Iconic Report Supports Index Investing

  • October 12th, 2017

Larry Swedroe reviews results from the new mid-year 2017 SPIVA scorecard. Since 2002, S&P Dow Jones Indices has published its S&P Indices Versus Active (SPIVA) scorecards, which compare the performance of actively managed equity mutual funds to their appropriate index benchmarks. The 2017 midyear scorecard includes 15 years of data. Equity Following are some of the highlights…

Why So Many Investors Keep Playing a Loser’s Game

  • September 19th, 2017

One of the big anomalies in finance is that, given the overwhelming evidence showing active management is a loser’s game, so many investors still choose it. Larry Swedroe offers four explanations for this phenomenon The Incredible Shrinking Alpha,” today the percentage of actively managed funds generating statistically significant alpha is less than 2%. We explain…

The World Isn’t Flat- Invest Globally

  • September 15th, 2017

Despite today’s “flatter” world, global diversification is still the prudent strategy. Ever since the financial crisis, when the correlation of all risky assets rose toward 1, investors have been hearing that the world has become flat and the benefits of international diversification are gone. The explanation generally is that the world market has become more…

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