Andrew Hallam Blog

A narcotics accusation, a cryogenic chamber and a single stock: Reloaded 8

A narcotics accusation, a cryogenic chamber and a single stock: Reloaded

Two years ago, I gave my readers a challenge: To pick a stock that they’d hold for the next 80 years. This is how I...

Mutual Fund managers versus James Bond, in Casino Royale 0

Mutual Fund managers versus James Bond, in Casino Royale

Of course James Bond was the best poker player in Casino Royale. The guy can do everything: win fistfights, survive gunshot wounds, woo an otherwise...

ETF Investing, Frogs, and Boiling Pots of Water 13

ETF Investing, Frogs, and Boiling Pots of Water

I take it, from a two hundred year old source–however unreliable it may be–that a frog dropped in a pot of boiling water will desperately...

William Bernstein Praises Millionaire Teacher 18

William Bernstein Praises Millionaire Teacher

Do you spend too much and save too little? Do you wonder why your investments always seem to roll behind the eight ball? In clear,...

Can You Beat the Market With Dividend Paying Stocks? 20

Can You Beat the Market With Dividend Paying Stocks?

As most of my regular readers know, my investments are comprised of index funds.  I don’t own individuals stocks. But I used to. And many...

Warren Buffett’s friend, Robert P. Miles, Praises Millionaire Teacher 6

Warren Buffett’s friend, Robert P. Miles, Praises Millionaire Teacher

Put away your checkbook.  Instead give this fabulous book to every young person and you will be gifting them a lifetime of financial independence and...

Kermit and Elmo Teach Kids About Money 2

Kermit and Elmo Teach Kids About Money

According to 2010 data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, the average American household strangles itself with $14,750 worth of credit card debt. …read...

Make Sure You Aren’t Falling Behind 19

Make Sure You Aren’t Falling Behind

If you had invested $200,000 in the world’s stock and bond markets on September, 11, 2006 (and didn’t add a penny to it) would you...

How Harvard and Yale Beat the Market—Book Review 2

How Harvard and Yale Beat the Market—Book Review

I just finished reading How Harvard and Yale Beat the Market,  and I found it fascinating. I’m always keen to read perspectives that don’t jive...

Teacher To Student: “It’s Better To Be Lazy” 8

Teacher To Student: “It’s Better To Be Lazy”

I’ll admit that I wasn’t a hard-working student, when I was a kid.  Life was meant to be lived, I figured, rather than spent hunched...

Expatriate Investors – What Your Financial Advisor Probably Doesn’t Know: Part II 2

Expatriate Investors – What Your Financial Advisor Probably Doesn’t Know: Part II

In my last post, I argued that it doesn’t make sense for expatriate Americans to invest in actively managed funds. For starters, the odds of...

American Expatriates—What Your Financial Advisor Probably Doesn’t Know 21

American Expatriates—What Your Financial Advisor Probably Doesn’t Know

If you’re an American expatriate, and you’ve been living overseas for some time, it’s likely that the vast majority of your investments will be in...

Burton Malkiel on the book – Millionaire Teacher, The Nine Rules Of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School 14

Burton Malkiel on the book – Millionaire Teacher, The Nine Rules Of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School

“Andrew Hallam has distilled the timeless lessons for investing into nine easy to understand and easy to follow rules.  The newbie investor will not find...