leveraged investing
Financial Independence

A Mental Framework For Leveraged Investing

At the surface, the idea of leveraged investing is a simple one.

But take a closer look, and you will soon realize that most folks think about leveraged investing in very different ways.

So what exactly is it – and should you be using it to accelerate your path to financial independence? […]

Stock Market

The Case For A 100% US Equity Portfolio

At some point, all stock market investors face the following question:

What is the right portfolio allocation between US and international equities?

As the data below shows, at the turn of the 20th century, the US stock market represented ~15% of the world’s total.  […]

People who beat the stock market
Stock Market

The People Who Beat The Stock Market

The biggest refrain you hear from people who think you can beat the stock market goes as follows:

“By definition, 50% of investors do better than the market and the other 50% do worse. Surely it cannot be so hard to be in the first group.” […]

Offset low market returns
Stock Market

Four Strategies To Offset Low Market Returns

A lot has been said about the tremendous run-up in the stock market since the global financial crisis. Historically, the S&P 500 returned about 10% a year (nominal, with dividends included). Over the past decade, however, the returns are well into double digits: So […]