Over the past several years traditional market cap weighted indexes have been derided. Why? Because upstarts, known as "smart beta" have taken the ETF marketplace by storm and are trying to dislodge traditional indexing .
And one of the oft-repeated arguments against traditional indexing that... Read More
Funding your retirement is a big financial obligation that no one can escape. How big? While other expenses like paying for college education or a home are also large, they aren't necessarily in the same league. Why? Because buying a home or paying for a family member's education isn't something we... Read More
What are the hallmarks of a well-built and financially sound investment portfolio?
For some, it's simply owning the top performing stocks or mutual funds (Nasdaq:AMCPX). For others, it's owning the funds or ETFs (NYSEARCA:SCHB) with the lowest cost. And yet for many others, their definition of... Read More
On financial networks and in finance classrooms around the globe, stock market volatility is routinely mis-classified as "risk." Unfortunately, this erroneous view causes people to make investment mistakes.
Elroy Dimson, a London Business School professor once wrote, that risk “means more... Read More
What's your investment portfolio's performance? Do you know? Just 57% of U.S. adults are “financially literate,” according to a study from Standard & Poor’s titled the "2015 Global Financial Literacy Survey." Another study by a large insurance company found that people are more... Read More