Category: Investing

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Thinking About Stock Market Valuation and Popularity of Index Funds

I spent this morning reading and thinking about an interesting article at Philosophical Economics titled Diversification, Adaptation, and Stock Market Valuation, found via Jonathon of My Money Blog’s succinct summary The Growing Popularity of Index Funds and Higher Stock Valuations. The entire article is worth reading, it’s a fun read and well written. Many of us rely, or plan to rely, on equity markets returning at least historical...

Selling Stocks at a Loss For Fun and Profit

So the markets are down, it took a while to realize because I try to to ignore the financial media. The good news is we get to save a lot of money on taxes. When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade; when markets give you losses, you harvest them. Tax loss harvesting has always been on the to-do list but seemed intimidating. It turns out it was easier than I thought and kind of...

How We Invest: In Capital Markets We Trust

By popular demand (by which I mean a single request), here is more detail on step two of the early retirement plan, investing surplus income. How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Market At one point, our savings were sitting in savings accounts being idle instead of working for us. There was a few things that held us back: We didn’t have that much extra income to save back then We...

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