Stock Picking v Index Investing

Posted on 07/03/2009. Filed under: academic approach to investing, Active v Passive, Index Investing, ineffectiveness of active fund management |

I have just found this extremely interesting video link which shows Professor Kenneth French talking about Stock Picking and Index Investing. He explains, far better than I ever could, how stock picking is essentially a fools errand … but a very necessary one which enables those of us with more sense to take a cheap ride on the increased market efficiency which their zero sum strategies create. He also makes some very interesting comments about Hedge Funds.

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