Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Are You Smarter Than The Market?

I keep the main bulk of savings appropriately allocated according to my tolerance for risk and my age, and invest it in low-cost index funds offered by The Vanguard Group. But, I keep a small portion of my portfolio invested in cash, and use it to speculate in the markets. Over the past ten years or so, I've been very successful, and have significantly outperformed the bulk portion of my portfolio.

However, if you're an individual investor who doesn't want to spend a significant amount of your time and energy trying to "manage" your investments, here's some good investing advice from Jack Bogle, The Vanguard Group founder and the creator of low-cost "passive" index fund investing.

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