Standard and Poors quarterly publishes their SPIVA report comparing the performance of actively managed funds vs their indices. And despite the fact that the active managers eash year proclaim "it's a stock pickers' market..the numbers show otherwise.
From Investment News
The SPIVA website is here with much more data.
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Bond managers did not perform much better last year. The passive Barclay’s US Government/Credit Long index outperformed nearly 97 percent of active investment-grade long funds in 2017