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How Should Households Invest? Sharing My Asset Allocation

Saturday, 30 May 2009, 4:31 | Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

Investing without an asset allocation in mind is more likely gambling than actual investing A sound asset allocation is a key component in any investment portfolio. To put it bluntly investing without an asset allocation in mind is more likely gambling than actual investing. Two weeks ago I wrote about my decision to gradually increase […]

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What is the Recommended Investment Strategy for Household Investors?

Saturday, 16 May 2009, 4:10 | Economics, Investing, Risk Management | 0 Comment
by Numan

I’ve promised to update you, my readers, on my investment decisions. I’ve decided. After months of deliberation I’ve finally decided on getting my feet wet again and bought some stocks on Monday. As readers of The Personal Financier know I am a big fan of investment vehicles that track certain indices such as index funds […]

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Buffet Bets $320,000 Long on the S&P and against the Hedge Fund Industry

Tuesday, 10 June 2008, 16:07 | Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

Fortune magazine published yesterday that “The celebrated investor wagers a tidy sum that even carefully chosen hedge funds won’t return more than the market over time” It looks like an old fashioned show-down. Will the market outperform even a carefully selected collection of hedge funds? Warren Buffet and Protégé Partners LLC, a ...

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Long Term Investments Are Not Risk Free: The Fallacy of Large Numbers and the Past Decade in Us Stock Markets

Monday, 31 March 2008, 11:56 | Economics, Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

The S&P500 closed yesterday at 1,315.22 points. The first time the S&P500 stood at this level was April 1999. This past decade in the US stock markets has been a long-term investor’s nightmare. I’m referring mostly to retirement savings and households of course. The following chart is of the S&P500 index since 1999: The rule ...

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