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Active fund managers have had a good 12 months, but a terrible ten years

When it comes to choosing an index-tracking, or passive fund management, investment a lot of people choose a manager who tries to beat the market by picking the best stocks, because that sounds like a great idea. The tricky bit is finding the right manager. The temptation is to look at past performance but fund […]

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New study reveals most stocks aren’t good investments.

Most stocks aren’t good investments is the conclusion from a study of stock market returns by Hendrik Bessembinder, a finance professor at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Exxon is among the top wealth-creating companies that have been publicly trading — under the name of a predecessor, Standard Oil of […]