Warren Buffet’s Recommended Investment Vehicle: Index Funds

In Warren Buffet's 1996 annual letter to shareholders, he proclaimed: Most investors, both institutional and individual, will find that the best way to own common stocks is through an index fund that charges minimal fees. Those following this path are sure to beat the net results (after fees and expenses) delivered by the great majority of investment professionals. So, [...]

By |June 23rd, 2013|Featured, Financial Education, Investing|3 Comments

Is The QE Party Coming To An End?

The party will be coming to an end, whether it be in 2 months or 2 years (2015). Yes, I am talking about the Federal Reserve's Quantitative Easing (QE). The buying of $40bn in MBS and $45bn in Treasuries per month that has been pushing bond yields lower, and helping equity markets move higher. We [...]

By |June 2nd, 2013|Featured, Investing|0 Comments

Skip the Investment Property; Invest in a REIT

When I moved into my first apartment last summer, I was sure that I would not renew my lease the following year and would instead be on the hunt for a house that I could rent out when I left for business school. Now, almost a year later, I have no intention of buying a [...]

By |May 15th, 2013|Investing, Real Estate|0 Comments

Investing Is like Building a Pinewood Derby

Having worked many years to earn my Eagle Scout award, this article was pretty touching. People with normal day jobs are at a disadvantage to other people like analysts and money managers who watch stocks and certain industries for a living. That is all they are doing day in and day out. It can be [...]

By |May 14th, 2013|Investing|0 Comments

Why Amatuer Investors Are like Drivers in a Traffic Jam

In a traffic jam, drivers tend to constantly switch between the lanes that look like they are going faster, but the lanes slow down again once all the drivers have switch to that once-faster lane. Now that there are no more drivers in the once-slow lane, that lane becomes the faster lane and drivers in [...]

By |January 1st, 2013|Investing|0 Comments

Using Dollar-Cost Averaging as an Investing Strategy

I have heard arguments both for and against Dollar-Cost Averaging, but I use it and have found it to be quite useful as passive investing strategy.  I will explain what it is and why you should use it for investing, especially if you have limited knowledge of the markets. What is Dollar-Cost Averaging? In simple [...]

By |December 2nd, 2012|Investing|3 Comments