Actively Managed or Index Funds? Why Not Both?

Some investors swear by actively managed mutual funds. Others are just as single-minded about only owning funds that simply follow an index.

But does it have to be an either/or decision?

No. In fact, there are a lot of people who own both active and passive funds. Sometimes, the reasons can be smart financially; other times, they are to satisfy an emotional need. Whatever the impetus, here are five strategies that combine the two types of funds to achieve specific purposes:

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Written By: Michael Pollock

Wall Street Journal Online

March 4, 2014 In: Current Affairs, Financial Articles Comments (None)