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Investing Lazy Portfolios Drill Down

Investing Lazy Portfolios Drill Down

By in Asset Allocation, Bond, Money Management, Mutual Funds, Stocks | 4 comments

“Investing should be dull,” according to Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Samuelson.  “Investing should be more like watching paint dry or grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas” Are you interested in a market beating approach with less volatility?  Do you want a set it and forget it investment plan?  Are you curious about a...

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International Stock Investing Guidelines-Part 2

International Stock Investing Guidelines-Part 2

By in Asset Allocation, Investing, Mutual Funds, Reader Question, Stocks | 2 comments

How Much of My Portfolio Should I Invest Internationally?-Part 2 Please check out: International Stock Investing Guidelines-Part 1 In responding to Brian of Luke 1428 Website’s question yesterday, “What percentage of my stock investments, if any, should I allocate towards international stocks and emerging markets (the latter of which seems to have more...

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Is Index Fund Investing Overrated?

Is Index Fund Investing Overrated?

By in Asset Allocation, Investing, Money Management, Mutual Funds | 10 comments

Is It Possible to Beat the Market? In Jeff Somer’s NY Times article,  “Beating the Market, as a Reachable Goal”, Robert A. Olstein is insulted by the arguments in favor of index funds. He claims that the index fund approach is a reach for mediocrity. Olstein goes on to site the stellar performance of his Olstein All Cap Value Fund. According to the...

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