Index Funds vs. Actively Managed Funds: 2014 Results

I advocate investing in low-cost index funds as opposed to trying to find actively managed funds that outperform the market.  Many studies have shown that, over time, this will almost surely give you the best results.  So how did this method work in 2014?  The January/February issue of Money Magazine had some interesting statistics.  The…

When the Market Goes Crazy, Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There

Stock markets have had a rough couple of weeks to start the New Year.  They recovered a bit Friday but they are still down considerably since January 1.  Although the year is young the Dow has already suffered several triple-digit losses, sometimes on consecutive days. When this happens people become restless and wonder what they…