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Researching And Managing Your ETFs/Funds Can Give You A Huge Advantage
- A more and more recurrent theme in fund investing is that broad index funds will be the best choice for investors.
- Most managed funds tend to perform no better than the entire stock market but with higher fees.
- Fund returns for the entire stock market as well as for non-core categories likely will vary significantly from each other over periods lasting 5, 10, or more years.
- Knowledge of these discrepant returns, as well as careful specific fund selection, can point to investments that will outperform the core market averages by significant amounts.
- Data is presented that shows that even nearly 15 years ago, funds could be identified that would increase an investor's annualized return on each 10K investment by about $5K.
Investors' Choices Of Funds/ETFs Tend To Underperform
- Investors are apparently not very good at picking winning mutual funds or ETFs since their most popular choices tend to underperform.
- ETF investors' choices when held for the longer term perform more poorly than mutual fund investors' choices.
- ETF investors in particular may tend to pick sub-categories within the stock and bond markets that while perhaps appealing at the time turn out "not the best places to be".
- Investors can seek out investment companies whose offerings show a majority of market-beating ETFs/funds as compared to those popular funds frequently selected by investors.
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Oct. 30, 2013 • 13 Comments
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- Simple Tests Of When To Add To Or Pull Back From Your ETFs
Do Record Highs Tempt You To Change Your Asset Allocation?
Apr. 2, 2013 • 2 Comments
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- Fund/ETF Selection In An Uncertain Environment
- Empirical Buy Vs. Sell Signals Suggest Long-Term Gains Ahead
Bull Markets And Investor Pessimism: Why The Huge Disconnect?
Feb. 29, 2012 • 6 Comments
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- Stocks Vs. Alternatives: The Fund Investor's Asset Allocation Dilemma
- A Friendly Trend Continues To Suggest More Gains Ahead
Determining Buy Signals for Long-Term Investors
Aug. 1, 2011 • 10 Comments
Why Plunging Investor Sentiment and Consumer Confidence Index Aren't Cause for Concern
Jun. 14, 2011 • 9 Comments