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Why do you think active investing has been unable to outperform passive investing in recent years?
Higher expenses of active management:
Individual active managers cannot compete with the intelligence of the entire market:
Short-termism on the part of active managers:
Concentration of top-performing stocks:
A lack of opinion diversity at active managers:
A lack of thorough analytical diligence on the part of active managers:

This Week's Question
AAII Member Question Will the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have a major effect on the global economy?

A) Yes, the reduction in trade barriers will stimulate growth in participating economies
B) Yes, the participating economies represent ~40% of the world's GDP, and any rules they set will have a global effect
C) No, it is driven by geopolitical rather than economic considerations
D) No, it will never be approved
E) No idea/have never heard of it
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"Nest-Egg Survival: Investing and Spending in Retirement"
Maria Crawford Scott, Former editor, AAII Journal
"Today's Investment Outlook"
Sam Stovall, Chief investment strategist, S&P Equity Research Services

"The Importance of Tax Diversification: What You Need to Know"
Christine Fahlund, senior financial planner, T. Rowe Price, Inc.

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