Chart: Can the Pros Beat the Stock Market?

Oct 05, 2016
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Think again! Here’s some data showing how the professionals are doing over a 1 and 5 year period vs. a passively invested benchmark:



Here’s a fun simulation (from NGPF Interactive Library) to further buttress the point that beating the market is DIFFICULT!

About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.