Category Archives for "Meanderings"

Oct 29

Where are you on the Spectrum of Financial Dependence and Independence?

By Steven Smith | Financial Lifestyle , Meanderings , Uncategorized

Where are you on the Spectrum of Financial Dependence and Independence? (H/T to financial planning guru Michael Kitces for including this article by Morgan Housel in his October 19, Weekly Reading for Financial Planners.) Continuums I love continuums. Or is it contiua? You’ve seen a million of them. They are generally represented graphically, in an […]

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Sep 20

Is Cryptocurrency the Future of Real Estate?

By Steven Smith | Financial News , Meanderings , Money

A couple of forward-thinking real estate professionals in Boulder are prognosticating that the blockchain technology and Bitcoin – the most popular form of digital currency – will revolutionize real estate transactions, the Boulder Daily Camera reports. And they may be right. At least in part. Jim Merrion, a Boulder realtor, claims to have promoted Colorado’s […]

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Sep 07

Fidelity’s Zero Cost Index Funds – Much Ado About Nothing?

By Steven Smith | Investment Management , Meanderings , Wealth Management

On August 1, 2018, Fidelity Investments, by introducing two zero-management fee index funds, seemingly fired a shot across the bow of the 18th century vessel that is Vanguard’s vaunted logo. For over forty years, Vanguard, the shareholder-owned behemoth has led the way in reducing the cost of investing to a level approaching zero. The Admiral […]

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Aug 25

Supreme Court Gives Two Thumbs Up to Modern Portfolio Theory

By Steven Smith | Investment Management , Meanderings , Money , Risk Management , Wealth Management

In our estimation, the last week of the United States Supreme Court’s 2013/2014 term was a watershed for Modern Portfolio Theory and the Efficient Market Hypothesis; two essential components in the notion that publicly available information is rapidly incorporated into the prices of securities traded in a robust public market. For a generation now, intelligent […]

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