Index fund investing is popular, but there are pitfalls every investor should understand. Learn the 8 uncovered truths about indexing that could be hurting your results.
The layers of hidden costs and inefficiencies present in pooled index investments like mutual funds and ETFs can significantly impact results. Seldom are investors ever told about the hidden trading cost, herding impact, and pricing disadvantages inherent in mutual funds and ETFs. There’s also very little discussed about the disadvantages of market-cap indexes, where stocks are added, removed, and weighted based primarily on size.
Linden Thomas and Company, one of the nation's top wealth managers, set out to build a more efficient, cost-effective, transparent investment firm that builds private portfolios through tailored, privately-managed accounts. By doing so, we remove the layers of hidden cost and other disadvantages that impact our clients’ results.
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Earnings-Focused Equity Index Portfolios
Linden Thomas earnings-focused index funds outperform traditional mutual funds, especially in down markets. How?
Direct Ownership & Control of Equity
Our investors retain direct ownership and have complete control of their portfolios, unlike traditional investing which includes pooled investor ownership which can be subject to "herding" behavior.
Academics prove that earnings-quality equity discipline benefit investors over time. The Linden Thomas & Company earnings-focused equity indexes are built to meet each of our client’s cash flow and long-term growth needs.
Tax-Loss Harvesting & Gifting
Because portfolios are owned directly by the investor, securities can be gifted, and securities losses can be offset taxes from gains.
Reduction of Hidden Costs & Total Transparency
Through Linden Thomas institutional direct, assets are managed directly. This eliminates advisor fees, fund company costs, pricing disadvantages, and other fees that are often seldom fully disclosed.
Get the real truth about pooled index investing and how to achieve enhanced results through earnings-focused institutional direct investing.
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Linden Thomas Mid-Cap Quality Growth vs. Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Cumulative Return 2006-2019
Illustrated above using Linden Thomas and Company’s 9 quality earnings screens and backtested over time, a $1,000,000 Institutional-Directportfolio outperformed the market-cap index mutual fund between 2006-2019 by 283.76%, or $2,837,592.
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Statements herein that reflect projections or expectations of future financial or economic performance of investments, including investments in the Linden Thomas Aggressive Growth Tax Adjusted Index (the "Index"), are forward-looking statements. Such "forward-looking" statements are based on various assumptions, which assumptions may not prove to be correct. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that such assumptions and statements will accurately predict future events or the Fund's actual performance. No representation or warranty can be given that the estimates, opinions or assumptions made herein will prove to be accurate. Any projections and forward-looking statements included herein should be considered speculative and are qualified in their entirety by the information and risks disclosed in the confidential offering document. Actual results for any period may or may not approximate such forward-looking statements. Prospective investors are advised to consult with their own independent tax and business advisors concerning the validity and reasonableness of the factual, accounting and tax assumptions. No representations or warranties whatsoever are made by Linden Thomas or any other person or entity as to the future profitability of the Index or the results of making an investment based on the Index. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.
The Index performance results presented do not represent the results of an actual client and investment, but were achieved by means of the retroactive application of the rules of the Index to a portfolio. This portfolio is hypothetical only and may include estimates, projections, and forward looking and back tested projections. The trades during the back test were not actually executed, and the back tested results are not necessarily indicative of the performance of the Index. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those shown.
Hypothetical back tested performance results have many inherent limitations, some of which are described herein. In fact, there are frequently sharp differences between hypothetical back tested performance results and the actual results subsequently achieved by any particular trading program. One of the limitations of hypothetical back tested performance results is that they are generally designed with the benefit of hindsight. In addition, hypothetical trading does not involve financial risk, and no hypothetical trading record can completely account for the impact of financial risk in actual trading. For example, the ability to withstand losses or to adhere to a particular trading program in spite of trading losses are material points which can also adversely affect actual trading results. There are numerous other factors related to the markets in general or to the implementation of any specific trading program which cannot be fully accounted for in the preparation of hypothetical performance results and all of which can adversely affect actual trading results; including, but not limited to, changes in the investment landscape and unexpected changes in the market or economic landscape. Performance posted by system providers may have had little or no experience in trading actual accounts for itself or for customers. Because there are no actual trading results to compare to the hypothetical performance results, clients should be particularly wary of placing undue reliance on these hypothetical performance results. There can be no assurance that these, or comparable results, will be achieved.
Various indices, including, but not limited to the S&P 500 Index and the Russell 2000 Index (each a "Third-party Index") are unmanaged indices of securities that are used as a general measure of market performance, and their performance is not reflective of the performance of any specific investment. The Third-party Index comparisons are provided for informational purposes only and should not be used as the basis for making an investment decision. Further, the performance of the Index and each Third-party Index may not be comparable. There may be significant differences between the Index and each Third-party Index, including, but not limited to, risk profile, liquidity, volatility and asset comparison. The performance shown for each Third-party Index reflects no deduction for client withdrawals, fees or expenses. Accordingly, comparisons between the Index and each Third-party Index may be of limited use. Investments cannot be made directly into the Index or any Third-party Index.
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