NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Passive investing was once an arcane idea, but in recent years millions of investors have embraced index funds and exchange traded funds.Passive funds climbed from 3% of all mutual fund assets in 1995 to 20% today. Academics have applauded the shift, arguing that index funds consistently deliver above-average results. Over long periods, index funds beat active funds by wide margins, the academics say.
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