For decades his magnum opus has guided millions of investors on the path to financial success through diversified index funds.
While a small cadre of investors occasionally outperform the market return substantially it is rarely consistent.
90% of actively managed funds fail to meet the returns of basic index funds.
Economics Nobel Laureate, Professor Paul Samuelson likened trading vs. investing as giving a potent potable to the addict.
Our guest outlines research on financial market bubbles, such as the dot.com bubble, the Crash of 1929 and the Tulip Mania.
Dr. Malkiel outlines key findings on ETF expense ratios, offering guidance on the best ETFs for optimal expected-returns.
Dr. Malkiel prefers mutual fund investments over ETFs to avoid the hidden costs associated with the spread.
The difference between the bid / ask, an expense levied on the ETF purchaser.
Favorite ETF alternatives include Vanguard and Fidelity index funds.
Dollar-cost-averaging (DCA) on a regular basis, i.e., adding funds to a portfolio of index funds is highly advisable.
For example, the recent 20% decline in US equities offered significant discounts to investors who deployed the DCA investing methodology, essentially providing indirect market-timing success without forecasting or predictive modeling.
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