Only 4% of the total number of stocks (1,092 stocks out of a total of 25,967) accounted for the net gain for the entire US stock market since 1926.
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Wall Street has a big secret. They use it to manipulate you. They don’t want you to find out that they are terrible money managers.
The average management fee for an actively managed fund (where the fund manager attempts to beat the returns of a designated index) is 0.67%. The average management fee for an index fund that tracks the returns of a designated index is around 0.11%.
An extensive study of the performance of IPOs in the aftermarket showed underperformance over short and long term periods studied.
Over a 15-year period, more than half of actively managed funds go out of business or are merged. Many rankings don’t include these funds.
Some investors believe they can make money by finding patterns in the stock market – they call it “technical analysis.”