Passive investing

Looking for a hedge against inflation? The FTSE 100 might be a good bet
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Looking for a hedge against inflation? The FTSE 100 might be a good bet

There are no assets that will protect investors' wealth entirely against inflation. But the FTSE 100 – a global stockmarket index with a sterling hedg…
9 May 2022
The best low cost index funds for 2022
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The best low cost index funds for 2022

Index funds are an easy, low-cost way for investors to invest in a sector or asset class. Saloni Sardana picks six of the best low-cost index funds to…
11 Jan 2022
The power of passive investing – for good and bad
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Funds

The power of passive investing – for good and bad

The rise of passive funds has made investing simple and cheap for millions of people. But it comes with huge consequences for markets, the economy and…
22 Nov 2021
Index tracker funds won't shield your wealth from inflation – here's why
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Investment strategy

Index tracker funds won't shield your wealth from inflation – here's why

If you want your portfolio to survive in an inflationary world, a broad index-tracker fund won’t cut it. You need to be a lot more selective than that…
19 Oct 2021
Has passive investing created a stockmarket bubble?
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Has passive investing created a stockmarket bubble?

Over the past two decades, investors have been switching from buying actively managed investment funds to buying passive funds that simply track a mar…
28 Sep 2021
The triumph of the blob: how passive investing could devour markets
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The triumph of the blob: how passive investing could devour markets

We’re fans of passive investing at MoneyWeek. But is the rapid growth in passive ownership having a detrimental effect on the way that markets work? I…
24 Sep 2020
How the boom in passive investing could create better-run companies
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How the boom in passive investing could create better-run companies

ESG investing, or "ethical investing" as it used to be called, is mostly about the marketing, says John Stepek. But it's not all bad.
24 Jan 2020
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The boom in passive investing won’t cause the next crash
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The boom in passive investing won’t cause the next crash

Passive investment funds such as ETFs are now such a fundamental part of financial markets that some people worry that they will spark the next crash.…
7 Jan 2020
Here’s why the idea of a bubble in passive investing is flawed
Funds

Here’s why the idea of a bubble in passive investing is flawed

The idea of passive investing – buying a fund that simply tracks an index – has been growing rapidly in recent years. Some say it's in a bubble. John …
2 Sep 2019
Passive investing would have confounded Adam Smith
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Passive investing would have confounded Adam Smith

If Adam Smith were alive today, the great economist would be left utterly perplexed by the rise and popularity of passive investing, says Merryn Somer…
20 Aug 2018
The world’s best stockpicker proves the case for passive investing
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The world’s best stockpicker proves the case for passive investing

Warren Buffett, the world’s most famous stockpicker, has just given an update on an eight-year-old bet he made on the benefits of passive investing. T…
3 May 2016