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Where Active Has Beaten Passive This Year

After a rough 2011 for active managers, the average active fund has beaten its benchmark in only two categories in 2012. Is the trend here to stay?

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Christine Benz: Hi, I'm Christine Benz for Morningstar.com.

The typical actively managed fund badly underperformed its benchmark in 2011. Joining me to give a recap of what's going on with active versus index fund performance so far in 2012 is Shannon Zimmerman; he is associate director of fund analysis at Morningstar.

Christine Benz does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.