So. As reports suggests, an index fund would TEND to outperform an actively managed fund. Not always, of course - but we're just talking about probability. If you're willing to settle for market returns (like myself), good for you! Like many others, you must be thinking what else you could do to boost your chances, right? As it turns out, there is something else you could … [Read more...] about What’s Better Than An Index Fund? A Portfolio Of Index Funds!
Low expenses. High liquidity that allows trading throughout the day. Instant diversification. What's not to like about exchange traded funds (ETFs)? Well, it is quite possible that the very characteristics that investors dream of can lead to lower performance. The key culprit? Market timing. [box type="warning"] Investors are possibly worse off after adopting ETFs, … [Read more...] about Are ETFs A Double-Edged Sword?
Have you always wanted to begin index investing, but is worried that you might be going into the market at the "wrong" time? At today's mark of 3100+, the Straits Times Index is not exactly "cheap". Well, there is never a good time, isn't it? What can you do to overcome this obstacle? Simple Solution - Systematic Investment A simple solution would be to invest … [Read more...] about When Should I Start Index Investing?
S&P Indices Versus Active (SPIVA®) measures the performance of actively managed funds against their relevant S&P index benchmarks. These regional scorecards compare fund managers’ results across the spectrum of S&P large-cap, mid-cap, small-cap and sector indices. You can refer to the latest report here - SPIVA US Mid-Year 2013. It is a pretty long report with … [Read more...] about Standard & Poor Indices Versus Active
Many people have questioned whether making money from Google Adsense is legitimate. You must have come across folks who insists they make like thousands of dollars a month from online advertising and wondered if they are genuine, true stories. Can it be done? Definitely - I've got my payment proof (albeit earnings at a much smaller scale) below. Can everybody achieve it? … [Read more...] about Google Adsense – Payment Proof 2014