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Index Investing Isn't As Popular As Headlines Suggest

#Index Funds #Investing #Financial Literacy

About 15% of money invested in the US stock market is in index funds or ETFs. Globally, it's even lower. Surprised? You would be, if you've read stories from the press suggesting otherwise. Or...are they suggesting otherwise? In this article, I explain.…

Andrew Hallam

The Most Important Stock Market Tip

#Investing #Financial Literacy

If you can practice the world's best stock market tip, you will thump the performance of almost everyone who invests in index funds or ETFs. No, this isn't a trick. The secret is within.…

Andrew Hallam

How Different Bond ETFs Have Performed This Year and Why

#Investing #Financial Literacy

Do you wonder why bond ETFs have plunged almost as far as stocks this year? This article explains which bond ETFs dropped the most, the least, and why.…

Andrew Hallam

Chasing What's Hot Could Leave You Naked On The Beach

#Investing #Financial Literacy

As the stock market falls, we're reminded of a timeless lesson: if we chase what's hot, we pay a price. Overall, the market always recovers. But can we say the same for "hot" stuff?…

Andrew Hallam

Retirees Fear This Falling Stock Market

#Retirement #Investing

If you are retiring this year and requiring income from your investment portfolio, you might worry whether the classic "4% rule" would work. Thank you Louise and Chris Phinney for sharing a piece of your story.…

Andrew Hallam

Stocks Are Falling Like A Monsoon Rain

#Investing

Wondering where to seek refuge for your assets? When stocks fall, plenty of investors run. They sell or cease to buy. Smart investors, however, forge a different path.…

Andrew Hallam

Are You Worried About The Recent Stock Market Drop?

#Talks and Interviews #Investing

If the recent stock market drop has your stomach in your mouth, here’s a recording of the 1-hr webinar I had on May 25th with Sarwa's Akshay Iyer. We discussed the recent downturn and market volatility. One of my favorite parts begins around the 13th minute, when listeners ask questions.…

Andrew Hallam

Why 100% Stocks Might Earn You Less, Long Term

#Investing #Financial Literacy

Many investors build portfolios with 100% stocks because stocks beat bonds, long term. But how the allocation performs and how the investor performs are often two different things.…

Andrew Hallam

Balance, the making of an audiobook

#Investing #Lifestyle

Every year, I stare at the scratch marks for more than an hour. They’re on the “ceiling” of the MRI at Aim Medical Imaging, in…

Andrew Hallam

Why Berkshire Hathaway Shares Are Soaring This Year

#Investing

The stock market is, so far, stumbling in 2022. Some of the best performers have taken heavy hits. In sharp contrast, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway shares are defying gravity. Why? The answer is simpler than you might think.…

Andrew Hallam