truths lie within baffling complexities. The art of living often means uncovering such. That’s now. The holiday season functions as a reminder. When our crazed lives ease just enough, we again see why we do it all. Such works the same with investing.
The core truths of stock investing serve us all, and will again tomorrow. That’s why we cover them. The sound, fury, and utter nonsense, of the retail investing carnival swirls daily. Yet these five core guiding lights remain, regardless of the market. When you think you’re too clever for these, you’re begging for fugly. Here they are. “5 Points to Portfolio Perfect.”
media’s a business. Business is just business. That’s it. And investing? That’s you yo, and the footwork’s got five core steps–same as always. Individual investing’s not about chasing rotations or capturing rocket rides. It’s also not IPOs, mergers, or acquisitions. Financial rocket rides are gambling and that’s Vegas. Wanna gamble? Go there.
CNBC’s a junk yard of pure nonsense, with a bit of stuff you can use sprinkled about. It’s media and media’s about filling time not answering important investing questions. The two bump into each other occasionally, but not much. Media’s the filler showcasing the advertising–their business. Not yours. The network’s paid by the advertisers, not you. Good content draws an audience, but that content is still air-filler, the Styrofoam packaging within which the ads are placed.
Investing fundamentals on the other hand has almost nothing to do with current macro events, geopolitical churn, speculation about market direction, or fed rate moves. Investing is about informed asset selection, portfolio structure and balance, and the tools to track individual stocks. The basics remain the same, and the savvy focus on the basics. If you want that, here it is…
stocks dove-tailed into a balanced diversified portfolio create the best of both worlds. You’re building to own the best, not the rest. That’s funds. Unmanaged index funds are perfect as a chunk of a larger portfolio. They’re in fact perfect, if one has no interest, or time, for individual stocks. A good net expense ratio is 0.015%.
Beyond that, savvy investing’s based on the 5 points displayed above. We love it as do others. The learning curve’s monstrous and amazing. Everyday we learn more, and seek to share such with you. Why? We hope it helps. The so-called “professionals” in the investing world are salesmen. They are not mostly on your side, and often leverage what they know against you. We also learn in the telling, and hope also that you can too. As always, good luck and good investing.