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Beating the market and why active funds rarely do so

July 22, 2012
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The claims of active fund managers to beat the market bear further investigation, according to Yale University economist Charles Ellis. If an active manager beats the market one year, the chances of doing so consistently over the next two or three years are negligible. And when the costs of active management are factored in, you are looking at very little return for the 'skills' of the manager.

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