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Actively Managed Funds

Irrational Investing: An Explanation

Dan Solin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

Most individual investors invest in actively managed funds. I have long been fascinated by this behavior, because the overwhelming data indicates that active managers do not enhance returns.

Don't Get Squeezed by Cramer's Embrace of a Medieval Mathematician

Dan Solin | Posted 07.16.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

Fibonacci was a brilliant mathematician, but even he couldn't predict tomorrow's news. Don't bet your financial future on anyone who says they can.

The Big Lie Is a Cruel Hoax

Dan Solin | Posted 11.04.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

The perpetuation of the myth that you can pick outperforming actively managed funds through "research" is a cruel hoax. It makes ordinary investors feel inadequate when their efforts fail.

What Your FInancial Advisor Isn't Telling You

Loren Berlin | Posted 03.27.2012 | Money

If you're looking to a financial advisor for investment strategies, be warned: Your advisor is biased and not towards you, according to a new report f...

Vanguard's Strategy for "Beating the Market"

Dan Solin | Posted 08.07.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

If Vanguard can't pick actively managed funds with a consistent record of outperformance, what are the chances you and your broker will fare any better?

Investors Continue to Buy Underperforming Funds

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

I have a cushy job for you. You will be the fund manager of a mutual fund. Its benchmark index is the S&P 500. All you have to do is beat that index and you will be handsomely rewarded. How difficult can this be?