MUTUAL FUNDS – Please read the disclosure carefully

This is a nice summary of the flaws in many mutual funds published on Market Watch. Too many mutual funds are simply index fundsimages disguised as something else. And most of the rest are simply attempts to market a product that isn’t designed to actually add value (but sounds fancy enough to accumulate assets). If you missed John Bogle’s discussion on the flaws in the mutual fund industry you should watch it here.

The 10 things via Market Watch:

  1. “Cheap funds often outperform pricey ones.”
  2. “We can’t beat the market.”

  3. “When skill fails, we just double (or quintuple) our odds.”

  4. “People aren’t buying our product…” Continue reading “MUTUAL FUNDS – Please read the disclosure carefully”

Mutual funds things they don’t disclose

This is a nice summary of the flaws in many mutual funds published on Market Watch. Too many mutual funds are simply index fundsimages disguised as something else. And most of the rest are simply attempts to market a product that isn’t designed to actually add value (but sounds fancy enough to accumulate assets). If you missed John Bogle’s discussion on the flaws in the mutual fund industry you should watch it here.

The 10 things via Market Watch:

1. “Cheap funds often outperform pricey ones.”

2. “We can’t beat the market.”

3. “When skill fails, we just double (or quintuple) our odds.”

4. “People aren’t buying our product…” Continue reading “Mutual funds things they don’t disclose”

Thinking Fast and Slow to Beat the Market

Having trouble deciding whether you should worry more about the European banking crisis, the U.S. debt cliff or the slowdown in China? If so, you are not alone. But perhaps it is time to take a step back and consider how those worries are affecting your ability to think rationally.

The great expert on this question is the Nobel Prize winning psychologist, Daniel Kahneman. His best-selling book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, describes Mr. Kahneman’s intellectual journey in discovering how humans are hard-wired to make the wrong decisions much of the time.

Among the unhelpful mental biases that Mr. Kahneman discovered is our tendency to be overconfident about our ability to predict the future Continue reading “Thinking Fast and Slow to Beat the Market”

Quotes On Investing : Financial Markets from some recent read

  • The game taught me the game. And it didn’t spare the rod while teaching. Jesse Liver more