The case for low-cost index-fund investing

April 18, 2017

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Passive investing has surged in popularity in recent years, boosted by greater investor focus on costs, the rise of ETFs—and its own success. But what else is behind that surge and success, and are they likely to continue?

In a Vanguard research paper, The case for low-cost index-fund investing, authors Garrett Harbron, Daren Roberts, and James Rowley Jr. explore how zero-sum game theory helps support the case for index-fund investing and why they expect index strategies to remain successful for the foreseeable future.

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