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Warren Buffett’s Latest Letter

February 27, 2017

The 2016 shareholder letter from the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway was posted on Saturday. In his review of the year’s business operations, Buffett also reviews how his investment strategy has changed over time. I’ve seen this discussed elsewhere, but it’s not something Buffett often draws attention to or gives his perspective on. He also gives […]

Index Funds Causing the Death of Stock Picking?

October 28, 2016

The Wall Street Journal had a series of articles on its web site on October 17 with headlines such as “The Dying Business of Picking Stocks” and “Index Funds are Taking Over the S&P 500.” The articles detailed the now well-known increase in the number of dollars being invested in stock indexes instead of active […]

A Myth of Index Investing

July 14, 2016

Most people refer to index fund investing as passive investing. They say that the fund or other investment vehicle isn’t actively selecting stocks or other investments. That’s wrong, as this article points out. While there is such as a thing as “the market,” there’s nothing that tells an investor how to invest in “the market.” […]

The Dangers of Index Investing

March 11, 2016

This article reviews a number of articles that researched effects index investing might have on companies, the economy, and others. It found evidence that index investing can make it more difficult to manage companies, hurt consumers, and cause other secondary effects that weren’t anticipated by the investors and don’t receive much discussion. Another group of […]

how to really beat index funds

How To Really Beat Index Funds

October 1, 1999

Have you given up trying to beat the stock market indexes? Are you tired of actively-managed funds that tarnish their sterling performance records as soon as you invest? If so, you might be thinking of putting some or all of your stock investments in index funds. But why settle for only index fund returns? You […]


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