Over the past few decades our industry has seen an incredible increase in the number of advisors and clients who are using a passive or indexing investment strategy. Amazingly, 40 years ago there was no such thing as passive or index investing, yet today about 22% of all investments are passive; and every day, investors pour another $85 million into passive vehicles.

One of the most notable proponents of the passive story is the index fund giant Vanguard, and I salute them for all they have done and continue to do.  But there are a variety of ways to invest passively — Vanguard’s indexing is not the only option.

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