Mutual Funds Weekly: Stock fund managers gain traction on index funds — for now

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This week’s digest digs into the ongoing battle between stock-fund managers and index funds. Actively run funds have been doing better lately, but be wary of chasing performance or otherwise altering your investment strategy. That’s especially true given that active management did worse against indexing in 2016 than the year before. Also, read how financial advisers, using exchange-traded funds, are increasingly taking on a fund manager’s stock-selection role.

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