Think You Can Pick A Mutual Fund That Can Beat the Market? Think Again And Buy An Index Fund Instead!
Based on this recently analysis, go ahead and buy an index fund. Over any recent time period (1, 3, 5, 10 and 15 years) you would have trounced actively managed funds. Of course, “past performance is no guarantee of future results,” however, when you see the persistence of index fund success over short, medium and long-term periods, and the primary reason for it (they carry lower fees), I would put my money (and do) on this trend continuing.
Chart from SPIVA U.S. Scorecard Report (only first four lines, full analysis available by clicking on link):