Active vs. Passive Investing: Which Wins? . . . . Financial Planning (http://www.financial-planning.com/blogs/active-vs-passive-Investing-which-wins-2686719-1.html)
Multiple research studies have shown the difficulty of “active” investments outperforming “passive,” including the one linked above. However, just because you’ve correctly figured out that passive (not precisely, but similar to indexing) is the way to go for you, the job is not yet finished. Which passive funds? How much of each? Answer, of course, depends on your specific situation – age – time until retirement (or already retired) – other resources – risk tolerance – etc. And, as a Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP® ) Professional, it is my professional opinion that a great number of investors are better served by (1) Having a written Financial Plan . . . (2) Updated periodically to match your current circumstances . . . (3) By a Financial Professional.
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