Salient to Investors:
- Amateur investors are giving up on trying to beat the market, while even the most sophisticated investors are rejecting strategies that require advanced math and managers with million-dollar salaries. ICI reports the average expense ratio on an equity mutual fund is down 25% in 10 years.
- Boston Consulting estimates the market share of index funds and ETFs has doubled since 2003.
- Target-date funds are taking over retirement plans, and are the favorite of young workers.
- Grant Easterbrook at Corporate Insight said that the new online advisors eliminate a million features that only 5% of the user base actually wants.
Read the full article at http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-17/the-dumb-money-is-getting-smarter-every-day-.html
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