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Pot Pie Portfolio a Tasty Investment Recipe

How can I expect a pot pie—a savory pastry with a mixture of potatoes, vegetables, and beef chunks—to taste like a beef pot roast? Even though beef is an ingredient in a pot pie, no reasonable diner would expect the two meals to taste the same. But that same reasonable diner might be perfectly comfortable […]

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What I Didn’t Know Then About Investing

Fifty years ago I scraped together $100 that I earned moving lawns and invested in my first stocks. I had heard a person could make a lot of money owning stocks. The ones I bought were all very small regional companies that I selected with the help of a stock broker who said they had […]

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Portfolio Performance More Than Beating the Market

Are your investment returns beating the market? That question isn’t as simple to answer as you might think. First of all, “the market” isn’t easy to define. You can compare your investment returns to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, but that index is made up of only 30 large companies. If your portfolio is properly […]

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Diversification As An Investment Anti-Depressant

“We are in both a depressing and boring investment environment.” That not-so-cheery statement came from Cliff Asness, Ph.D., managing and founding principal of AQR Capital Management, LLC. Personally, I can handle “boring” investment environments just fine. Actually, when it comes to my investments I much prefer boring to exciting. I had all the investing excitement […]

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