If you’ve spent any time on this site, you know what a big fan I am of index investing. It just seems silly to me to do anything else when it’s so easy to do incredibly well with the simplest of strategies. Add to that the fact that professional investment managers often don’t have your best interest at heart, and even when they do they still can’t beat a simple index, and really what more evidence do you need?
Well, in case you need a little more convincing I’ve decided to pass along this eye-opening infographic from Business Profiles demonstrating just how poorly all kinds of active investment managers have performed in recent history. Now, to be totally fair, looking at a single time-frame (which this does) is no way to make definitive conclusions. But unfortunately for active investment managers, this story is just more of the same. Now matter how you spin it, they just can’t win.