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It’s the triumph of indexing: Fund managers continue to trail their benchmarks. Active managers who claim that they would do better during periods of heightened volatility are going to have to find another argument. This week, S&P Dow Jones Indices released its annual report on how actively managed funds performed against their benchmarks. The conclusion
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell sidestepped a verbal hand grenade in his Congressional testimony on Tuesday. Sen. John Kennedy, R-LA, asked Powell where he stood on recent trial balloons to restrict the ability of corporations to buy back stock. Powell reflected for a moment and said that the allocation of capital has always been left
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The Inside ETF conference, the world’s biggest gathering of ETF professionals, is underway in Hollywood, Florida. Some 2,500 providers, registered investment advisors and media have gathered to discuss the latest trends in the investment world. The U.S. exchange-traded funds business expanded again last year, despite the down market, and now has $3.6 trillion in assets.
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