The rise in popularity of passive investment - a new generation of trend - on AMarkets materials.
According to data from the largest fund of Vanguard shares, the amount of capital placed in funds that in their strategies to blindly follow the index, rose to $ 4 trillion in 2015, compared to $ 11 million 40 years ago. Some economists believe that the massive popularity of passive investing - a threat to the financial markets. In particular, an economist Inigo Fraser-Jenkins believes that the passive model - it's even worse for the economy than Marxism and centralized planning, where the goal is not to accumulate profit, and collective ownership of some property.
Passive investing is killing the idea of a harmonious distribution of capital within the economy. At the same time - an important point - the number of passive investment instruments that offer investors today, much more than the number of "blue chips" on the market. Roughly speaking, the ways to buy a portfolio of stocks higher than the shares themselves. This is nonsense.
The chart reflects the dramatic growth of passaged investment indexes: