Should you be active in emerging markets? – CBS News
(MoneyWatch) The argument is pretty simple: Emerging markets are among the most likely to be inefficient, so that’s where active fund managers can generate outstanding returns. However, the evidence says that’s simply not true.
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Prompted by my recent interview with Seeking Alpha, a reader asked what emerging markets fund he should use. That led me to check the performance of passive emerging markets funds of Dimensional Fund Advisors and Vanguard (disclosure: My firm, Buckingham Asset Management, primarily uses Dimensional Fund Advisors funds in constructing client portfolios.)
Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fund (VEIEX)
DFA Emerging Markets Portfolio (DFEMX)
DFA Emerging Markets Small-Cap Portfolio (DEMSX)
DFA Emerging Markets Value Portfolio (DFEVX)