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.
Buffett vs. Steadman
For every Warren Buffet there are a hundred Charlie Steadman’s in the investing world. While nearly every investor has heard of Buffett, few remember Charlie Steadman. Is there a reason for this short memory? “Until he died at age 83 in 1997, Charlie Steadman burned
Retirement Planning Mistake #5
This celestial object looks like a delicate butterfly. But it is far from serene. What resemble dainty butterfly wings are actually roiling cauldrons of gas heated to nearly 20 000 degrees Celsius. The gas is tearing across space at more than 950 000 kilometres per hour — fast enough to
Why I Use Index ETFs
Why I use Index Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Let me count the ways. Simplicity: It saves the work of stock analysis. Increases probability of success: A literature search of index investing vs.
The Skeptical Investor: Should I Follow An Active or Passive Management Model?
What if you fall into the investor class who is not completely convinced of the benefits of the momentum model or active management? Is there a middle ground where one might combine the Strategic Asset Allocation (SAA) model and the momentum model? It is easy to
The Elements of Investing: Part II
Chapter two of The Elements of Investing covers index investing. When it comes to investing, nobody knows more than the market. William F. Sharpe put is simply in an article many years ago when he wrote – The Arithmetic
Bohr Portfolio Review: 5 October 2021
Last November I made a major change in the management style for the Bohr portfolio. Actually, two moves took place. 1) The assets were moved to Vanguard and 2) instead of Last November I made a major change in the management style for the Bohr portfolio. Actually, two moves took place. 1) The assets were […]
Schrodinger Portfolio Review: 1 December 2021
When it comes to ease of review, none take less effort than the Schrodinger portfolio. All I do with this portfolio is see if any ETFs were purchased or sold. If there were transactions I record them in the Investment Account Manager (IAM) software and the Kipling spreadsheet. I highly recommend both software programs for […]
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