Would the three-fund idea have worked 20 years ago?
The readers send their improvements to Taylor Larimore’s three-fund portfolio.
A startup is providing 401(k) plans with a difference.
Living the simple investment life.
Value buyers need not be right--only not wrong.
What have we learned since the fuss?
Often, things aren't as simple as they are presented.
Almost as large as ETFs--but far less known.
How the economists got it wrong.
The analogy is far from perfect, but perhaps still instructive.
The fund industry has changed a lot since 2008.
What the behavioral economists advocated 20 years ago is today’s 401(k) reality.
Some approaches are better than others, but all can succeed.
Too little for one person may well be too much for another.
Answer: As much (or little) as they wish.
Testing how the measure works in practice.
Miracles can happen…but are they worth pursuing?
Looking forward, not backward.
The secret to investment success? Show up.
John Rekenthaler tackles reader questions from his recent columns.
Two tiers of advisor, sorted by education (rather than ethics).
As with forecast recessions, several bubbles are proclaimed for each that arrives.
Easing the pain of achieving guaranteed income.
The industry is boring, but not dangerous.
Keeping it easy can be surprisingly hard to do.
The task is becoming easier, thanks to a Morningstar enhancement.
The ongoing controversy about a financial advisor's responsibilities.
Two primary reasons: group insurance and longevity protection.
A good investment idea, badly marketed.
The challenge of distinguishing between skill and luck.
The subjects--fees and fiduciary duties.
Eventually, it will become extinct.
Sometimes, it's not best to take a penny for one's thoughts.
What might the steel and aluminum tariffs portend?
On average, broadly diversified funds have outperformed concentrated funds.
Walking Through the Argument From GMO's Ben Inker
Making sense of the new breed of ETF.
A bad gamble, but perhaps a good hedge.
What goes down, does not fully go up.
The concept appeals, but the reality does not.
The difficulty of hedging, the risks of option writing, and frozen websites.
Taking on the taboo.
Absolute return is an aspiration, not a realistic investment objective.
However, it is difficult to resist the temptation.
Two counterarguments, as well as some numbers.
Is Gordon Gekko becoming passe?
Its big U.S. stock funds delivered the goods.
Its success is inspiring, but it doesn’t seem to be repeatable.
Market volatility keeps going down, down, down.
The silliest features were dropped, but two concerns remain.