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The tide is going out on stock pickers

The tide is going out on active managers. Passive funds, which simply track an index, have hoovered up assets at a rate over the past decade. The combined assets of the nation’s ETFs were $2.374 trillion in August, according to ICI. The seemingly inexorable of these types of funds has everyone on Wall Street talking, with some even describing it as "investor socialism." And these funds, which are low cost, tax efficient and offer daily liquidity, pose an existential threat to the actively-managed funds industry.
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