Cameron Passmore CIM, FMA, FCSI

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Benjamin Felix MBA, CFA, CFP

Associate Portfolio Manager
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Are too many people investing in index funds?

November 3, 2017 - 0 comments

I almost feel sorry for them: Active managers warning us that we’re going to break the market if too many of us stop playing their beat-the-market games, and embrace common-sense, index-fund investing instead. To be honest, their warnings strike me as an act of desperation, like the cry of the horse & buggy industry when Henry Ford came along. 


Just as Ford’s mass-produced horseless carriage did bring an end to an obsolete era of transportation, index investing is gathering steam compared to less practical approaches. That much seems true. But in today’s Common Sense Investing video, I’ll tell you why I’m not worried one bit that index investing is going to backfire, or otherwise stall out our mostly efficient markets. I’ll ground my perspective in the usual solid evidence – recent and historical. 

So if you’ve been worried that you might destroy the stock markets – or be destroyed by them – as you embrace index fund investing … don’t be. Channel that energy instead into watching for more Common Sense Investing installments by subscribing here and clicking on the bell. 

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