The Opposite of Passive Investing Is … ?

Opposite of Passive Investing
© Can Stock Photo Inc.

A few months ago, I took a mighty leap and publicly renounced passive investing in my blog – at least as a term for describing the same long-held evidence-based investment strategy to which I remain a loyal adherent. Since that spring post, it’s been gratifying to see momentum continuing to build in favor of evidence-based investing:

  1. The LinkedIn group “Passive Investment Professionals” renamed itself to “Evidence-Based Advisors” and recently topped 1,000 members.
  2. In the U.K. a colleague let me know that the firm where she is marketing manager (and that is also the behind-the-scenes sponsor for the excellent Sensible Investing forum) is revamping its materials to replace “passive” with “evidence-based.”
  3. As I’ve been asking advisors across the U.S. and Canada about their preferred terminology, the term “passive” has become almost universally passé. More often than not, they’re embracing “evidence-based investing” instead.

Carpe Diem, Evidence-Based Advisors

So there you have it. Faster than the masses have been snagging iPhone 6s at their local distributors, “evidence-based investing” has begun taking the world by storm, or at least by an appreciable drizzle.

Which brings us to an unprecedented opportunity.

Continue reading “The Opposite of Passive Investing Is … ?”