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Investing long term? Don’t overlook the inflation factor.

Even a low inflation amount can lead to loss of purchasing power over the long term. So investing (not savings – see last week’s post) is for the long term because investing also should overcome this insidious effect. Savings typically fall victim to inflation, while prudent investing does not. Here is a short article on […]

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WHEN are investments for?

Most people understand to some degree, what investments are for – presumably for “their goal,” whatever that goal may be. Most people though, miss the difference between what and when investments are for. So, what is the when of investing? Investing by definition means money for the future; contributions buy shares for the future, and shares […]

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The Cost of Tracking any Index

Indexes were originally developed in the late 1800’s, early 1900’s, as a barometer to what markets were doing overall, rather than trying to determine trends of the cumulative market by looking at different specific stocks making up the market; because, some stocks may fall, and others may rise in price, but what is the overall […]

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Dimensional via a short video (4 of 4)

What makes Dimensional different? Applying Science to Investing. What are those ideas that came from the rigors of scientific research in finance? Which are the ideas worth paying attention to? This four-part video series will provide insights into those answers.Please click on box below to start your video.     Part 1 of the series. […]

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Dimensional via a short video (3 of 4)

What makes Dimensional different? Applying Science to Investing. This four-part video series will provide insights into these answers. The origins of Dimensional. Implementing great ideas from finance science that are rooted in academia. Please click on box below to start your video.       Part 1 of the series.  Part 2 of the series. Note: […]

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Dimensional via a short video (2 of 4)

What makes Dimensional different? Applying Science to Investing. This four-part video series will provide insights into those answers. It all began in the classroom with professors and students. Please click on box below to start your video.       Part 1 of the series.   Note: Your RSS feed or email may not show […]

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Dimensional via a short video (1 of 4)

What makes Dimensional different? Applying Science to Investing. This four-part video series will provide insights into those answers. The science behind uncovering where returns come from. Please click on box below to start your video.         Note: Your RSS feed or email may not show the embedded part of this blog … […]

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Is File and Suspend Dead for Social Security?

Okay, the first part of the new Social Security rules* has gone by – we’re into May now and you may have read already about the demise of File and Suspend. Rather than talk about what one could have done (a moot point), I’ll discuss what works now. I’m writing this in early February thinking […]

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Second Hand News and Predictions

Predictions are hard to do, especially about the future. (Sidebar: Origins of this quote – you may be surprised). Yet, people seem to believe that they, or somebody, are able to predict what is going to happen next. What is going to happen next? If the news says this, then that? And how do the […]

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“Focus on Time in the Market, Not Market Timing”

Market timing relies on prediction, forecasts, market analysis, etc. What are the risks (besides the obvious – the fallibility of predictions)? The type of charts at the right tend to give one the illusion of “knowing where the animal” went by following its tracks. But real life and investing are two different things and our […]

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