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Warren Buffett Bet $500K That Hedge Funds Couldn’t Beat a Vanguard Index Fund

Nine years ago, Warren Buffett gave the hedge fund world a challenge. He took a gamble that an unmanaged S&P Index Fund would out-perform a collection of well-managed hedge funds over a 10-year period. Was he right?

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Endowment Sweepstakes: How Tiny Houghton College Beat Harvard

Harvard’s Endowment Fund recently announced that it will lay-off 230 employees due to lagging performance. Harvard’s situation is not unique. The National Association of College and University Business Officers recently reported that many endowments under-performed for fiscal year 2016. One exception of note is Houghton College in Houghton, New York.  A recent article written by James Stewart for the New York Times outlines Houghton’s investment strategy and how it compares to other institutions.

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The Best Investing Advice Has Always Been Too Boring for TV

When stock markets plummet or reach all-time highs, many financial media outlets are lining up to tell you what’s best for your investments. Harold Pollack wrote this piece for The Atlantic which does a great job of explaining the pitfalls of trying to time the market and makes a call for practical and real financial advice.

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Why Mutual Fund Managers Are Having a Bad Year

In this article, Ross Kerber of Reuters explores why 85% of active large-cap stock funds are lagging their benchmarks. Kerber explains how active managers are trying to attract attention to capture and retain business.

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The Illogic of Active Trading

More insight on behavioral finance from Carl Richards.
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