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How to Win a Nobel Prize, Part II

Are you ready for your second graduate level discussion on investing, and how to build a portfolio? We’ll again promise to keep the jargon to a minimum, and to explain academic terms, if we can’t avoid using them. At Springwater, our approach to building investment...

B is for Beta

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...

Fund Expenses Hit Zero

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...

Revisiting the Alphabet

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...