Is The Global Permanent Portfolio The World’s Most Stable Investment?

Some investors can’t stomach annual losses.

If they “lose” money it makes them nervous. If that’s you, consider a portfolio that, over the past 47 years, has never fallen more than 5.5%.

It fell less than 2% in 2008, when global stocks fell more than 40%. When the markets dropped almost 40% from 2000-2002, it actually made money.

Intrigued?

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Andrew Hallam

I’m a financial columnist for Canada’s national paper, The Globe and Mail, as well as for AssetBuilder, a financial service firm based in Texas. I’m also the author of Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School (2nd Ed. Wiley 2017) and The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing: From Millionaire Teacher to Millionaire Expat (Wiley 2015). My mission is to educate, motivate and inspire people on basic retirement planning and best practices for investing, using evidence-based strategies. I'm happy to comment on your questions. However, please read the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and the Comments Policy.

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  1. Mark says:

    Hi Andrew,
    Great article as ever. I have read both your books yet I wanted to ask one question related to the above: My wife and I will open accounts once a few debts are clear, however is it better to open one account and pour both our monthly savings into it, or one each? Obviously with one each we would probably deposit quarterly rather than monthly, but is one better than the other?
    Many thanks and always looking forward to another book from you
    Mark

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