Harold R. Evensky, in his Wealth Management: The Financial Advisor’s Guide to Investing and Managing Client Assets book, makes a distinction between index and passive investing. Few readers are unaware of the differences between active and passive management, but the subtle definitions between index and passive management deserves some attention.
Goofus vs. Gallant
As a small boy, my family subscribed to a magazine called “Children’s Activities.” Each issue contained a story of two characters, Goofus and Gallant. We all wanted to be like Gallant, although we frequently found ourselves behaving like Goofus. Here is another Goofus/Gallant tale, this time with
The Feynman Study: Part 3
In Part 3 of the Feynman Portfolio Study we look at the impact of rebalancing on portfolio performance. Part 2 examined the “Passive” – Buy and Hold – Investment strategy. Part 3 moves on to examine the “Dynamic” – Buy….Don’t Hold, re-balance – strategy. The Hoadley Portfolio Analyzer is used
The Feynman Study: Part 1
This first Part of the Study identifies the 10 Asset Groups and 18 individual EFTs that comprise the Feynman Portfolio and looks at the general market behavior, as defined by the Vanguard Total Stock Market Fund (VTSMX), over the 6 year period from 06/29/2007 to 06/30/2013. The VTSMX will be
The Feynman Study
Lowell has invited me to author a series of posts on the ITA Wealth Management website that may be of interest to Platinum members interested in learning more about the practical application of some of the strategies, tactics and analysis tools that Lowell uses on the site and how these
Occam’s Razor and Investing
This image depicts bright blue newly formed stars that are blowing a cavity in the centre of a fascinating star-forming region known as N90. The high energy radiation blazing out from the hot young stars in N90 is eroding the outer portions of the nebula from the inside, as the
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