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Kerri Anne Renzulli | Time.com | February 19, 2016 Too many funds, too little clarity, and too high fees. This is the first of an occasional series of articles looking at the presidential candidates’ own finances. It was published the...
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Wednesday, March 24, 2015 | Joe Alfonso, GoLocalPDX Contributor There is a long-running debate regarding whether it is possible for an investor to outperform the broader stock market consistently over time. There are those who believe that there are investors...
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | Joe Alfonso, GoLocalPDX Contributor Morningstar, the Chicago-based mutual fund rating firm, recently reported on the 2014 performance of various funds (“The Winners and Losers of US Equity Funds in 2014”). One of the funds listed,...
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | Joe Alfonso, GoLocalPDX Contributor It’s been interesting to follow the recent handwringing in the financial press about Bill Gross, the bond fund manager, and his abrupt departure from the investment firm, PIMCO. For those of...
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Investment decisions should be based on empirical data and modern financial science. Modern Portfolio Theory and the Efficient Markets Hypothesis, informed by nearly a century of market information, show that a passive investment approach that shuns market timing and individual...
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I am always struck by the financial media’s response to market turbulence. Pundits regularly react to events such as the current European debt crisis or the slow-to-recover US economy as if these challenges are somehow unprecedented, requiring a fundamental change...
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There exists a long-running debate regarding whether it is possible for individual investors to outperform the broader stock market consistently over time. On one side are those who believe that there are investors who have an inherent ability to outperform,...
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