Use access key #2 to skip to page content.

EverydayInvestor (< 20)

Investors moving money away from actively-managed mutual funds to mutual funds

Recs

0

March 01, 2009 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: SPY , VEU , VTI

See story here.

Index funds outperformed active funds over the last year: "Average losses for stock-index funds last year were 39.1%, while actively managed funds lost 40.5% on average, according to investment researcher Morningstar Inc."

Index funds saw net inflows, while lots of money left active funds: "Actively managed stock funds saw net outflows of $221.8 billion in 2008, while index funds saw net inflows of $17.6 billion, according to data from fund-tracker Lipper Inc."

And the index fund lovers rejoiced:

Ode to Joy

7 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On March 01, 2009 at 9:25 PM, EverydayInvestor (< 20) wrote:

Oh I wish I could edit ... the title should obviously include the word "index" as the third-last word.

Report this comment
#2) On March 01, 2009 at 9:53 PM, Tastylunch (28.76) wrote:

Oh I wish I could edit ... the title should obviously include the word "index" as the third-last word.

I was going to say...

Anyway it will be interesting to see if this impacts strategies suchas CANSLIM  which is basically try to buy hot growth stocks before the mutual funds. :)

hunh those numbers don't really match up wonder where the other 200 billion went... Cash and treasuries maybe?

Report this comment
#3) On March 01, 2009 at 11:22 PM, BigFatBEAR (28.54) wrote:

Haha...   that ode to joy was amazing. That muppet always freaked me out - his expression, and the things that happened to him (like getting electricuted) are disturbing.

Report this comment
#4) On March 02, 2009 at 12:50 AM, rocksnot (28.42) wrote:

Banjo version of Ode to Joy from one of the best movies ever made, Raising Arizona:

http://www.videosift.com/video/Raising-Arizona-Need-to-Get-Some-Huggies

Report this comment
#5) On March 02, 2009 at 2:35 PM, MLGtrader (31.88) wrote:

It is refreshing to see the pros fail at trading, especially when you are killing them return-wise.  I saw you picked BGU to underperform.  Do you think that the bear will be sustained.  Caps allstars seem to be starting to shift to the bull camp: FB, GoodVibe, me (sort of), and I am sure there are others.  I don't see much downside on the market below 650.  What are your thoughts?

Report this comment
#6) On March 02, 2009 at 3:10 PM, EverydayInvestor (< 20) wrote:

MLG - I have underperforms on bull and bear 3x levered ETFs. I actually think there is a decent risk of another 50% decline and a very serious depression. I think it more likely that stocks will do not much (except be volatile) the next couple years as the economy muddles through a mild depression.

Report this comment
#7) On March 02, 2009 at 8:27 PM, SideShowMel0329 (33.92) wrote:

Not sure why anyone would trust a finance "guru" with their money. There are only a few out there who have proven themselves to provide solid returns over the long term. Anyone else will lose to the market over time, so you're better off just playing the market.

I always have 30-40% of my money in SPY.

Report this comment

Featured Broker Partners