For the 14th year in a row, the S&P 500 did better than the majority of actively managed U.S. large-cap stock funds

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A majority of active funds focused on U.S. large-cap stocks failed to beat the S&P 500 index last year, extending their track record of underperformance, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices.

Sixty percent of all active large-cap U.S. equity funds lagged the S&P 500 in 2023, a scorecard report from S&P Dow Jones Indices shows. The price of the S&P 500 climbed 24.2% last year for a total return of 26.3%, according to FactSet data. 


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