Invest in passively managed index funds, not actively managed mutual funds.
A constant theme of mine for individual investors.
Today, a short video courtesy of The Motley Fool. (more…)
Next we will see cats lying with dogs.
In “ETF Expense Ratios Between Countries”, I looked at how the same fund can have widely different expense ratios depending on which exchange it was listed.
I read an interesting article that reinforces a key point I made. And adds a couple more worthy of note. (more…)
Probably way more than three ways personal financial advisors can mislead clients. But the article I want to link mentions three, so we will start there.
I agree with two of the three, but you can come to your own conclusions.
Okay, so what are these evil secrets financial advisors use to hurt clients? (more…)
Day trading in financial markets is not something I like to see in clients.
I prefer having clients take a long-term investing perspective, utilizing passive management strategies. Day trading – also known as stock flipping or high frequency trading – is the polar opposite to this. Active management to the nth degree.
Successfully flipping stocks, bonds, and other asset classes is a tricky business. One that requires expertise, adequate time to research and continually monitor your portfolio, and nerves of steel in volatile markets. A closet full of Milk of Magnesia might not hurt either.
That said, many individuals want to learn about day trading. A look at this topic today. (more…)
Benjamin Graham mentored Warren Buffet and is considered the founder of value investing.
Today, a quick summary on Benjamin Graham and his three key principles for value investing. While they may not turn you into the next Warren Buffett, these investment tips will make you a better investor. (more…)
Each year seems to bring an ever increasing number of new exchange traded funds (ETFs).
2011 was no exception.
Some say many of the new ETFs are not necessary, but I like the increase. (more…)
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