Gradually, its inefficiencies are being competed away.
Yet they will not become extinct.
As does being careful when interpreting charts.
Their aggregate decisions aren’t so very different.
The critical item is the hardest to measure.
When scale becomes a problem, even the greatest fund isn’t all that great.
Their stories are compelling, but their results are not.
Pretty well, all things considered.
Low costs drive superior stock-fund results, not indexing.
How an outsider conquered the fund industry.
The industry is better than ever--but also duller.
As the investment universes become smaller, the complications increase.
The case for indexing overseas is stronger than first appears.
Active management's dangerous infatuation with private-placement securities.
Practical considerations for using the new statistic.
A measure invented in 2005 gets retested--and passes with flying colors.
It appears to be as powerful as it is unknown.
In a healthy financial system, some IPOs will fail.
Morningstar’s global study demonstrates that when funds become bigger, they don't necessarily become cheaper.
The painful math of taxable accounts.
Will the ride continue?
The imitators have outdone the originators.
Not for mutual funds but perhaps for hedge funds.
It happens less often than in the past, but more often than it should.
About as one should have expected, although it doesn’t seem that way.
Ban it. Ban it all.
The industry leader sets a high bar for its rivals.
Can anything grow at a double-digit rate over the centuries?
Assessing Peter Minuit’s fabled $24 investment.
The implications are clear for the U.S. marketplace.
Timing the stock market is difficult enough, even without the IRS' contribution.
Accuse a fund company of overcharging.
As portfolio blunders go, this one is difficult to beat.
How to break an investment tool--but gain insights from it, anyway.
Workers, however, appear to be another matter.
The question that awaits Washington.
When it comes to envisioning their retirement futures, most Americans would rather not.
The two-fund proposal for target-date programs.
Its lunch is indeed a bargain, but it's not quite free.
Their trade alerts outperform their usual buy/sell recommendations.
The evolution’s winners and losers.
The returns that are reported are not always achieved.
The idea is being floated, but seems unnecessary.
Three more black marks on the ledger.
The exception to the general rule?
There are several possible causes.
Destruction, volatility, and uncertainty.
What’s this about buy-and-hold investing being dead?
Possess capital yourself, have rivals who lack capital, and don’t be in a rotten industry.
The answer is no--but that does not mean they are bad investments.