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In this quarter’s Investing Insight, I am going to answer the important question, are mutual funds a good investment? Let me cut to the chase…no they are not. Mutual funds are the sacred cow of the largest investment firms, believe me, I do not make any friends among investing peers when talking about this topic. However, I have always believed that investment decisions should not be driven by the status quo within the industry, but that any investment approach should be able to stand up to the rigors of evidence-based analysis. I
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 Active/Passive Barometer, Morningstar Direct