A few weeks ago, we provided a brief introduction to the concept of investment “alpha.” Now that school has resumed across the country, we’ll turn our attention to the next letter in the Greek alphabet, “beta.” You’ll recall that alpha (denoted by the symbol α) is a measurement of an investment manager’s ability to generate […]
We have been waiting the major investment management companies to announce this for a few years now. The fees these companies charge investors to their manage mutual funds and exchange-traded funds have been declining for some time. Investment management companies like Vanguard, BlackRock, and Dimensional Fund Advisors have been able reduce their fees for several […]
Summer is beginning to wind down and kids will be returning to school over the next several weeks. It’s probably a good time for those of us no longer in school to review the alphabet. However, we will do so in the context of investing. We will start at the beginning with “A” or “Alpha” […]
One of our clients recently asked us if he was invested in the best exchange-traded funds. He readily accepts our investment management philosophy. He understands the importance of asset allocation, diversification, asset location (for tax efficiency), cost containment and rebalancing. But he knows we use a variety of funds to build client portfolios and he […]
Professional money managers use various tools to measure the value of an investment. One common measure is the Price/Earnings ratio. To get a P/E ratio, take the price of a stock and divide it by its earnings. We will use Facebook. The closing price for FB (its ticker symbol) on Friday was $172.45 and its […]
We’re pleased a present a look back at 2016 here, courtesy of the professionals at Dimensional Fund Advisors.
Most investors are aware that US stocks have out-performed many other asset classes over the past several years, with emerging markets and some developed markets generating particularly disappointing results. The main reasons for this disparity are relatively well-known – the US economy has performed relatively well, while emerging markets have been impacted by a collapse […]
We’ve just added a number of new educational and informative videos to the Springwater library. You can view them on our website here.
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Yet another study reveals the truth about active investment management – that beating the market is hard, and doing it consistently is nearly impossible. This particular study started in March 2009 – the beginning of the current bull market – and looked at 2,862 actively managed US equity mutual funds that were in operation for […]