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A compelling alternative to plain-vanilla indexing

Even many index investors want to do better than the index – and it turns out, they can.

So-called fundamental indexing, which weights stocks differently than benchmark indexes like the S&P 500 and the S&P/TSX composite index, is surging in popularity. No wonder: The evidence suggesting superior returns is looking very compelling.