Example sentences for: passively

How can you use “passively” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Akst reasons as follows: 1) When markets are efficient it is in everyone's self-interest to passively invest in index funds; 2) When everyone passively invests in index funds, markets will no longer be efficient; 3) Therefore, index investing leads to inefficient markets.

  • Akst is perhaps confused by the following two truths: 1) If everyone researches the market, an individual should passively index invest; 2) If everyone passively index invests, an individual should research the market.

  • They despise the fact that you now get your news directly from Usenet groups or chat rooms, untainted by effete journalists; they fume because today's politicians speak directly to the people via Larry King Live and MTV; they are furious because kids play interactive Nintendo games instead of passively watching television cartoons.

  • Jay McAniff of Aristotle says his firm relies on what is known as "permission-based marketing"--that is, it only uses information offered voluntarily, not the kind gained passively on the basis of "cookies" (click for Michael Kinsley's explanation of cookies).

  • Index funds, Miller pointed out, are passively managed, which is to say that they simply duplicate the S&P 500 in order to replicate the performance of the "market."


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