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This week’s digest includes the claim that the hotly contested active vs. passive investing debate misses the point. What really matters is not style, but substance — cost, portfolio turnover, disciplined, information-based strategies.

If you buy funds with those characteristics in mind, odds are that you’ll create a portfolio of above-average, higher-quality products. Read about what to watch for — and what to watch out for, when investigating actively managed funds and their indexed counterparts.

Next, learn about how to boost portfolio returns while reducing risk, and meet a bond fund manager who puts this into practice, with proven results. Then check out a dividend-stock strategy with a better record than the famed “Dow Dogs,” and see how rising interest rates will affect your money.

— Jonathan Burton

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Forget ‘active’ or ‘passive’ investing. Focus on this instead

The active vs. passive debate is flawed. Consider these other comparisons for better investment results.
Forget ‘active’ or ‘passive’ investing. Focus on this instead

Here’s how to boost returns while reducing risk

The riskiest investing newsletters have regularly produced some of the very worst returns. Thankfully, there’s another way.
Here’s how to boost returns while reducing risk

Bond fund manager’s unorthodox approach helps him outperform with lower risk

Jerry Paul, portfolio co-manager of the Icon Bond fund, digs into the details.
Bond fund manager’s unorthodox approach helps him outperform with lower risk

Trump’s policies are ‘galvanizing’ use of green ETFs

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