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Morningstar's Guide to Passive Investing

Here's how to make the most of the passive strategies available today.

This article is part of Morningstar's Guide to Passive Investing special report.

U.S. investors have wholeheartedly embraced passive investing. Nearly $6.7 trillion rested in passive funds at the end of 2017. While actively managed U.S. equity funds saw $207 billion in outflows last year, passive U.S. equity funds raked in $220 billion in new money. Not to be outdone, passive taxable-bond and international-equity funds each also enjoyed inflows in excess of $200 billion last year. Clearly, indexing is no longer something investors do just for cheap U.S. equity exposure.