Personal Wealth Benjamin Felix Why Is It So Hard To Beat the Market? PWL Capital 2017-06-16T10:00:35 June 16, 2017 The data is in and, for fund managers who are still trying to “beat” the market, the numbers are still not on their side. As talented as active players often are at slicing and dicing the data, and as mightily as they may try, there’s considerable evidence that passive players continue to have the last laugh. Why is that? As usual, it has a lot to do with common sense.