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2012, 12:00 PM
Random number generation? A striking report from S&P tips off that not only did 84% of...
Random number generation? A striking report from S&P tips off that not only did 84% of actively managed funds fail to beat their benchmarks in 2011's tricky market, but less than 50% of portfolio managers outperformed even over a five year tracking period. Even the best of the lot struggle, with only 12.2% of the large-cap funds ranked in the top quartile five years ago managing to maintain a spot in the upper 25% five years later. "There's no evidence of persistence of performance beyond what would be randomly expected," says Buckingham Asset's Larry Swedroe.