Reasons (not) To Avoid Index Funds


I generally assume that most of you watching these videos are already fully on board with the idea that index investing makes sense, while stock picking and actively managed funds should be avoided like the plague. Most Canadians are, apparently, not on board with that idea. As of the end of 2018, only 11.5% of Canadian investment fund assets, that is mutual fund and ETF assets domiciled in Canada, were invested in index funds.

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