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  • Revisiting 60/40 Asset Allocation And The 4% Rule
    Mon, Dec. 8 SPY 34 Comments


    • The 4% rule for retirement withdrawals is explained in detail.
    • This rule results in overly-conservative asset allocation and income levels.
    • An alternative rule is presented that results in higher income-levels for the same historical risk.
  • Strategy-Check: Dividend-Based Investing
    Mon, Oct. 20 MDY, SPY 29 Comments


    • With the proliferation of strategy-based ETFs and mutual funds, it becomes possible to directly measure how well various investment strategies perform.
    • Many studies tout the benefits of dividend-based stock selection, but actual results over the last decade seem less compelling.
    • Taxes can further affect the desirability of high-dividend stocks, depending on income level and state of residence.
  • The Collective Wisdom Of Wall Street
    Mar. 21, 2012 DIA, SPY 2 Comments
  • Want To Invest In A Hedge Fund? Think Again
    Mar. 12, 2012 MDY, RSP, SPY 13 Comments
  • The Perils Of Backtesting Technical Strategies
    Feb. 14, 2012 RSP, SPY 1 Comment
  • SPY: The Perils Of Market-Cap Weighting
    Editors' Pick • Feb. 13, 2012 MDY, RSP, SPY 11 Comments
  • Putting The ECRI Index Into Perspective
    Oct. 4, 2011 7 Comments