A screen displays a chart of the Dow Jones Industrial Average during trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 20. Passive index funds will follow the market, which is becoming increasingly volatile. Photo: Reuters
Richard Harris
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Richard Harris

When passive money is in danger in choppy markets, it’s time to get an active fund manager

  • The passive index fund came from the idea that it is easier to buy the market index, and cut out the stock picker. But passive funds will lose money in volatile markets, which active investors can take better advantage of

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A screen displays a chart of the Dow Jones Industrial Average during trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 20. Passive index funds will follow the market, which is becoming increasingly volatile. Photo: Reuters
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