Monday, August 17, 2009

Wise Investing with Larry Swedroe

The must-read blog list for investors should include Wise Investing by Larry Swedroe. Swedroe is the author of several books on investing including a book I’ve discussed before, Rational Investing in Irrational Times.

It can be a challenge to create new and useful material several times per week, and many financial writers fall into the trap of speculating about short term movements in stock prices or interest rates. Swedroe avoids this trap and brings us consistently useful essays.

Here is a selection of recent blog entries:

Should Average Investors Do it Themselves? Another interesting question is how can you expect an investor, who can’t handle his own investments, to be able to choose a competent and honest financial advisor?

Is ETF Tradability Good or Bad? You’d be surprised how much lower investors’ returns are compared to the ETFs they own.

Why You Shouldn’t Expect to Outperform the Market To beat the average at investing, you have to take money away from someone else. Do you think you’re better than those you are trading against?

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