Posts Tagged: Active Management

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If you were considering eye surgery, chances are you’d do some research to raise the probability of a successful outcome. You’d likely want to know which procedures offer patients the most vision and clarity. You’d want to know which doctors perform that procedure and about their experience, success rate and overall cost. You’d want evidence to support your decision; you have one set of eyes and your vision is crucial. Medical...

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Kent Kramer

There is an inverse relationship between fund expenses and returns. In short, costs matter. Nobel Laureate Dr. William Sharpe points to this in his landmark article, “The Arithmetic of Active Management,” in which he asserts simply: “If active and passive management styles are defined in sensible ways, it must be the case that (1) before costs, the return on the average actively managed dollar will equal the return on the average...

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Most investors believe successful investing involves outperforming the market. Forget the fact that for investing to be truly successful, it must help you achieve your goals, not merely be a number with no context or simply better than some benchmark…that’s an entire topic for another day. Many investors attempt to outperform the market through an active management approach. Bad news for those in this camp…overwhelming evidence demonstrates that this strategy...

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Marcus Iwig

Has anyone ever asked you, “Hey, what do you think of Crossfit?”   Crossfit is a popular fitness program that involves many types of exercises, including a form of powerlifting.  In a recent conversation I had with a friend, they commented that Chiropractors love Crossfit because it provides them with so much business!  Very similar to Orthopaedics loving 40 plus year olds that still play competitive basketball!  The challenge is that...

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