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Index Funds: The 12-Step Recovery Program for Active Investors is now a full-length documentary! Watch Mark Hebner's acclaimed book come to life on screen.

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Professor Richard Thaler from the University of Chicago received the 2017 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work in behavioral finance. This comes just four ye...

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Index Funds: The Movie

Friday, November 17, 2017IFA.tv

Index Funds: The 12-Step Recovery Program for Active Investors is now a full-length documentary! Watch Mark Hebner's acclaimed book come to life on screen.Watch Video


Are Investors Reluctant to Realize Their Losses? - Show 250

Wednesday, November 15, 2017IFA.tv

Studies have repeatedly shown how active investors consistently under-perform the market. That's partly to do with costs, but also behavior.Watch Video


Richard Thaler's Nobel Prize and Practical Implications for Investors

Tuesday, November 14, 2017Tom Allen and Mark Hebner

Professor Richard Thaler from the University of Chicago received the 2017 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work in behavioral finance. This comes just four years after his colleague, Eugene Fama, received his Nobel Memorial Prize for his work on asset pricing and stock market behavior. This addsRead More


Are Index Funds Becoming Too Popular? - Show 249

Tuesday, November 7, 2017IFA.tv

Passively Managed funds have grown hugely in popularity in recent years. So much so in fact that some say we may be heading for an indexing bubble.Watch Video


2017 Year-End Distributions & Portfolio Management

Monday, November 6, 2017Tom Allen and Mark Hebner

At Index Fund Advisors, it is standard operating procedure for us to tailor how we manage client portfolios at year-end in anticipation of dividend and capital gains distributions from the mutual funds that we buy. The gist of this strategy is that we do not want to buy into aRead More


Downside Protection - Show 248

Wednesday, November 1, 2017IFA.tv

A very common sales pitch among the active management community is their ability to provide “downside protection” for investors in falling markets.Watch Video


Are Index Funds Evil or Just a Scapegoat for a Much Bigger Concern?

Tuesday, October 31, 2017Tom Allen and Mark Hebner

In the September 2017 issue of The Atlantic magazine, an article entitled “Are Index Funds Evil?” caught the attention of us, and what we would suspect, the attention of many passive investors. The crux of the argument made has to deal with shareholder diversification and its effect on corporations. AccordingRead More


Index Funds: Step 12 - Invest and Relax

Thursday, October 26, 2017IFA.tv, Mark Hebner

This is Step 12: Invest and Relax of the full length documentary film Index Funds: The 12-Step Recovery Program for Active Investors. Watch Mark Hebner's acclaimed book come to life on screen.Watch Video


What About A Reverse Glide Path Strategy?

Tuesday, October 24, 2017Tom Allen and Mark Hebner

Most investors are aware of the standard “age in bonds” asset allocation strategy. Naturally, as you get older the higher your allocation to bonds. A 20 year old would have an 80/20 stock/bond split while a 70 year old would have a 30/70 stock bond split. The reasoning behind thisRead More


Index Funds: Step 11 - Risk Exposure

Thursday, October 19, 2017IFA.tv, Mark Hebner

This is Step 11: Risk Exposure of the full length documentary film Index Funds: The 12-Step Recovery Program for Active Investors. Watch Mark Hebner's acclaimed book come to life on screen.Watch Video


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