Articles under “index funds”

A Bit About Bitcoin

Bitcoin has been taking over the headlines of late, so it’s no surprise the most frequent question our client services team fields from clients and prospects is whether we intend to incorporate Bitcoin into our investment management service. As proponents of financial innovation and believers in the power of software, we are excited about Bitcoin.

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Why We Avoid BlackRock ETFs

Back in 2013, salespeople for BlackRock called to tell us about their new series of iShares exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with dramatically lower fees. They clearly expected us to share their excitement, and jump at the chance to offer the funds to our clients.

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Active Investing: Rest in Peace or Resurgent Force?

Editor’s note: Today’s guest post is republished from Professor Aswath Damodaran’s blog, Musings on the Market. I was a doctoral student at UCLA, in 1983 and 1984, when I was assigned to be research assistant to  Professor Eugene Fama, who wisely abandoned the University of Chicago during the cold winters for the beaches and tennis

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Is Indexing Worse Than Marxism?

Index funds have always been ridiculed by active mutual-fund managers.  Two recent events have fueled a new set of criticisms.

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