Investing passively will ensure that, after costs, you outperform the average active investor. That’s simple arithmetic. But there is a proviso. You must have the discipline to stay the course.
Indexing is the best option for the vast majority of investors. But is there ever a case for choosing an actively managed fund?
The academic evidence points overwhelmingly to indexing being the best way for the vast majority of people to invest. The next key question is what type - or types - of index funds should we invest in?
Complete 54 minute documentary on passive investing
John Bogle on words of wisdom he received early on in his career
Do fund managers really beat the market?
Most of what we see and hear about how to invest comes from either the fund industry or the financial media - both of which have their own agendas. Nine months in the making, this landmark documentary is an attempt to redress the balance.
Part 3 of this documentary on evidence-based investing looks at the dismal performance record of actively managed funds.
The growing popularity in the UK of passive investing
All the evidence points to the humble index fund being the most appropriate investment vehicle. And there are few advocates of indexing as staunch as Warren Buffett - the most famous active stock picker of all.
Spreading your risk across different regions and asset classes remains a crucial part of successful investing. Part 5 examines Modern Portfolio Theory and the common factors that drive market returns.
In search of a better way to invest, we travel to Paris and Chicago to examine the work of Professor Eugene Fama and French mathematician Louis Bachelier.