Active investing vs passive investing: What are the differences?
Advice Is active investing the best way to grow your money or should you switch to passive investing? We explain the differences between these two styles.
The best low cost index funds to buy now
Tips Index funds are an easy, low-cost way for investors to invest in a sector or asset class. Here’s a selection of the cheapest passive tracker funds on the market right now
By Pedro Gonçalves Last updatedTips
Looking for a hedge against inflation? The FTSE 100 might be a good bet
Analysis There are no assets that will protect investors' wealth entirely against inflation. But the FTSE 100 – a global stockmarket index with a sterling hedge – could be the best of a bad bunch says Rupert Hargreaves.
By Rupert Hargreaves PublishedAnalysis
The power of passive investing – for good and bad
Opinion 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 your wealth, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
By Merryn Somerset Webb PublishedOpinion
Index tracker funds won't shield your wealth from inflation – here's why
Analysis 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. John Stepek explains why.
By John Stepek PublishedAnalysis
Has passive investing created a stockmarket bubble?
Sponsored Over the past two decades, investors have been switching from buying actively managed investment funds to buying passive funds that simply track a market. And that’s affected how the markets work. John Stepek explains why.
By John Stepek PublishedSPONSORED
I wish I knew what passive investing was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Videos Passive investing is when you buy a fund that aims to track the performance of a particular index. Here's how it works.
By moneyweek Last updatedVideos
The triumph of the blob: how passive investing could devour markets
Cover Story 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? It might just be, reports John Stepek
By John Stepek PublishedCover Story
How the boom in passive investing could create better-run companies
Opinion 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.
By John Stepek PublishedOpinion
The boom in passive investing won’t cause the next crash
Features 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. But while they will certainly be involved, says John Stepek, they won't be the cause.
By John Stepek PublishedFeatures