The small group of money mangers who possess the ability to outperform the market has virtually disappeared, according to a new study, "False Discoveries in Mutual Fund Performance: Measuring Luck in Estimating Alphas," in which the researchers used a statistical test called the "False Discovery Rate" to measure money managers' capabilities in reading the market.

The research showed that the number of fund managers able to pass the False Discovery Rate test had decreased to 0.6%, a number that is statistically indistinguishable from 0.

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