Revisiting Risk and Reward (Part 2)

A previous blog article explored income-centric risk and reward definitions, more suitable to retirement than the usual academic definitions. Corresponding quantitative analysis of some simple US portfolios was provided.

This article extends this investigation by taking the perspective of investors located in various developed countries (a form of ‘out of sample’ testing).

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Revisiting Risk and Reward

Financial literature from academics has been strongly influenced by the ground-breaking work of Harry Markowitz and William Sharpe, and the concept of risk & reward for a multi-asset portfolio. Although brilliantly innovative, this work is often misused, equating risk with (portfolio) volatility and reward with (portfolio) returns, and applying such principles without acknowledging the fundamental differences between investors and speculators, or accumulators and retirees.

This article will explore risk and reward from a perspective more suitable to retirement, and perform corresponding quantitative analysis of some simple portfolios.

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Interview with Taylor Larimore: Taylor’s investment journey

Taylor Larimore, affectionately known as “the dean of the Bogleheads,” has been an investor for over seven decades. Recently we asked Taylor a few questions that trace his evolution as an investor. Financial Page: Thanks Taylor. We would be interested

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Bogleheads® Wiki 2018 annual report

The Bogleheads® Wiki was first created on May 13, 2008 and introduced publicly on May 21, 2008. This May marks the tenth anniversary of this project endeavor from members of the Bogleheads Forum. The administrators of the wiki (the author

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Sacramento Area Local Chapter Meeting Summary (April 14, 2018 )

This article is composed by Bogleheads® forum member digarei. Seventeen people attended the thirty sixth meeting of the Sacramento Area Local Chapter. The April 14, 2018 meeting took place between 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM and consisted of: Introductions: 24

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Global investment portfolios 2018 update

The Credit Suisse Global Investment Yearbook 2018 summary is now available for download from Publications – Credit Suisse. The yearbooks are an extension of the research of Elroy Dimson, Paul Marsh, and Mike Staunton, first published in the 2002 edition

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Letter of final instructions

The following is a guest article by Taylor Larimore. As a former life insurance agent and executor of two estates, I understand how important it is to help those we leave behind. Below is my own “Final Instructions” which you

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Momentum and P/E vs. Market Cap visualizations for new Vanguard factor ETFs and others

This guest article is authored by Bogleheads forum member lack_ey.  See  this forum post for additional commentary. Vanguard’s factor funds, which launched in February 2018, provide yet another take on long-only factor investing within US stocks, joining similar mutual funds

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Vanguard podcast: Getting started: What would you tell your younger self?

Vanguard has initiated a new podcast series, The Planner and The Geek. The series includes audio podcast interviews with authors and experts who participated in the 2017 Bogleheads® 2017 Conference. The first podcast in the series, Getting started: What would

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Vanguard funds and payables to Vanguard Group Inc.

At year-end 2017 The Vanguard Group Inc. managed over five trillion dollars of investor assets. This accumulation of assets is a continuation of a trend of massive inflows of investor funds. The company surpassed two trillion dollars in assets under

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