Long-time readers of the ITA Wealth Management blog may ask – Why create a new blog? What was wrong with the original? Here are a few reasons for making the change.
- The original site was created on a format using a width of 960 pixels. The new site uses more real estate of desktop monitors, particularly useful for those with 24″ and 27″ screens.
- The new site is designed to automatically adjust to iPhone and iPad screen sizes. This is still under development as this blog is being written.
- Running under what you see is the latest HTML version of software.
- The original site is unstable. Adding new material without placing the site under maintenance mode caused it to crash. The site continues to crash from time to time.
- Moving to a new hosting site reduced cost while increasing storage. I was beginning to push the storage limit with the old blog located on the old hosting site.
- The new site has a sand colored background making it much easier on the eyes than a white background. The font size is an improvement. Too many web designers create sites that are much too difficult to read.
- The new site includes a Forum section, something that was missing on the original site.
- As with the old site, if searching for material using the search option (symbol in far upper right-hand corner of screen or radio button) the newest blog will show up first. If using the Categories option, the oldest blogs will come up first. Test these two options by searching “Portfolio Management.”
- If you are a new user, check the Random Posts in the lower right-hand corner and read blogs of interest.
It is my intention to maintain the original site as there are over 1,000 blog entries and I don’t want to lose that five year effort. The original site includes material on a particular investing style and is very much a philosophy of investing. This new site will concentrate more on the actual development and management of portfolios. Several investment philosophies will serve as examples for Platinum members. For example, the Schrodinger is the classical passive portfolio. A set asset allocation plan is followed and there are few trades other than those “required” by rebalancing. Other portfolios will follow the Momentum Optimization Model. And still others will employ the Weighted Momentum Model.
This new blog will tilt a little more toward active management, although an emphasis will still focus on the use of index ETFs. Think of the active management as rebalancing around performance rather than rebalancing around static asset classes. These more recent models will be monitored carefully for performance.
Readers are encouraged to ask questions in both the Comments area and over on the Forum.
Photograph: Damsel Dragonfly captured in Peru.