How Not to Measure Fund Performance

One of the most common methods of evaluating a fund’s performance is to look at the historical returns earned by it over different time periods and check its performance vis-à-vis its benchmarks. If a fund manager earns 50% while a broad market index against which the fund benchmarks itself rises 45% over the same period, it is considered to be good. This has become an accepted norm for...

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