These 7 arguments against index investing aren't compelling

A closer look at the merits of common arguments against index investing

Alex Bryan 4 December, 2019 | 1:35AM

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There's a lot to like about index investing.

Market-cap-weighted index funds harness the market's collective wisdom, they tend to enjoy a sizable cost advantage over their active counterparts, and they avoid key-person risk.

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Alex Bryan

Alex Bryan  Alex Bryan, CFA, is director of passive strategies for North America at Morningstar. Before assuming his current role in 2016, he spent four years as an analyst covering equity strategies. He holds an MBA with high honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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