Passive investing is a type of a buy-and-hold strategy for long-term investment horizons, which involves close to zero trading in the market. The asset of choice for passive investors is usually a basket of ETFs that follow a broad market index or indexes.

For example, many passive investors choose to include an ETF tracking the performance of the S&P500 in their portfolio.

Reasons for passive investing can be that it's less complex, meaning you're less likely to make bad timing decisions or select the wrong assets. Of course it also consumes less time than trading on a regular basis.

Often, the case for passive investing is best made by active investors who try to beat the market and fail.

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Gergely Korpos

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Gergely is the co-founder and CPO of BrokerChooser. His aim is to make personal investing crystal clear for everybody. Gergely has 10 years of experience in the financial markets. He concluded thousands of trades as a commodity trader and equity portfolio manager.

Gergely Korpos

Co-founder, CPO

Gergely is the co-founder and CPO of BrokerChooser. His aim is to make personal investing crystal clear for everybody. Gergely has 10 years of experience in the financial markets. He concluded thousands of trades as a commodity trader and equity portfolio manager.

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