A billionaire's warning on index funds

March 31, 2015 5:18 PM

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A billionaire's warning on index funds

Index funds revolutionized the investing world. Built on the idea that markets are efficient and the best way to outperform is to reduce costs, index funds have grown to manage trillions of dollars in assets.

In fact, nearly one in every $5 invested in stock funds is invested in an index fund, up from less than one in every $10 in the year 2000. There are a number of reasons why: Investors are becoming more aware of costs, exchange-traded funds (of which the majority is indexed) are booming, and ongoing ...

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