Index Funds

  1. ETF Analysis: SPDR S&P 500 Trust

    Find out more about the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, the characteristics of the exchange ...
  2. Target-Date vs. Index Funds: Is One Better?

    Target-date and index funds are difficult to compare because they differ in both ...
  3. Why Mutual Funds are Still Better than ETFs

    Mutual funds might not be as sexy as they used to be, but they offer some advantages ...
  4. Why ETFs Often Edge Out Mutual Funds

    A deep look reveals why — in most instances — ETFs beat out mutual funds.
  5. ETF Analysis: iShares S&P 500

    Find out more about the iShares Core S&P 500 Exchange Traded Fund, the characteristics ...
  6. Where Will the Shanghai Composite Be in a Year?

    The Shanghai Composite Index is on fire. But where will it be a year from now?
  1. ETF Analysis: SPDR S&P 500 Trust

    Find out more about the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, the characteristics of the exchange ...
  2. Why Mutual Funds are Still Better than ETFs

    Mutual funds might not be as sexy as they used to be, but they offer some advantages ...
  3. What is the difference between passive and active ...

    Find out about active asset management, passive asset management, how these strategies ...
  4. ETF Analysis: iShares S&P 500

    Find out more about the iShares Core S&P 500 Exchange Traded Fund, the characteristics ...
  5. Where Will the Shanghai Composite Be in a Year?

    The Shanghai Composite Index is on fire. But where will it be a year from now?
  6. Indexing vs. Stock Picking: Which is Better Now?

    Indexing and stock picking both have positive and negative features. One has outperformed ...
  1. Does index trading increase market vulnerability?

    Learn how the rise in popularity of passive ETFs and mutual funds tracking indexes has increased the correlation among stocks, ...
  2. What is the difference between passive and active asset management?

    Find out about active asset management, passive asset management, how these strategies are utilized and the differences between ...
  3. What are the most important equity market indexes?

    Discover the most important equity market indexes. Stock market indexes are tools to evaluate the performance of the stock ...
  4. What is the 12b-1 fee meant to cover?

    Understand what a 12b-1 fee is and what it's meant to cover. Learn about how the fee works and what personal investors should ...
  1. 5 Reasons To Avoid Index Funds

    Index funds are an easy way to gain access to the financial markets, but here are ...
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