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September 11, 2017

Actively managed funds catch up to index funds

  • Managers say conditions are finally ripe for them to do better than index funds because stocks are moving less often in herds.
    AP Business Writer

    NEW YORK — At last, a bit of redemption for the stock pickers.

    Nearly half of all actively managed U.S. stock funds did better than a composite of index funds in the 12 months through June, according to Morningstar. Only about a quarter of those funds could make that claim at the end of 2016.

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