Two Traits that Give Active Mutual Funds an Edge

American Funds says that some actively managed funds are better than passive (index) funds. Specifically, the company argues that actively managed funds with low expense ratios and high levels of manager ownership (a group that Amercian Funds calls “Select Active”) outperform their index peers. The outperformance is evident over one-, three-, five-, and 10-year rolling…

 

Protecting Against Price Drops: Puts Versus Stop Orders

This week’s AAII Weekly Features highlight these valuable AAII articles: Protecting Against Price Drops: Puts Versus Stop Orders: Put options limit the amount of potential downside, while stop orders (though costless) do not ensure a minimum price. Selecting Active Equity Mutual Funds: Don’t Get Caught in the Middle: Mutual funds with market-beating performance tend to…