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Investing Blog Roundup: Rick Ferri Launches Robo-Advisory

This week, well-known author/advisor Rick Ferri announced that he will soon be launching a robo-advisory service, targeted toward younger investors. Cinthia Murphy of ETF.com has the scoop:

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Investing Blog Roundup: Finding Balance in Bonds

Update: Vanguard unpublished the article mentioned below for some reason. I’ve asked them via Twitter if they’ll be republishing it, but have not yet received an answer.

Over the last several years, with interest rates being so low, many investors have been making changes to their bond portfolios. Some are choosing longer duration bonds in the hope of getting a decent yield, while other investors are making exactly the opposite decision — using short-duration bonds in order to minimize the price decline they’ll experience when rates do eventually go up. This week, Vanguard discusses the pros and cons of each approach:

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Investing Blog Roundup: Financial Cognitive Decline

This week, Tara Siegel Bernard reports on recent research showing that even people who are deemed by experts to be “cognitively normal” can already be experiencing a decline in financial skills. This is yet another reminder of why it’s critical to take steps to protect yourself in case of cognitive decline in your later years.

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Investing Blog Roundup: ETFs vs. Index Funds — Why Not Both?

I’m frequently asked what I think about using ETFs as opposed to index funds. As I’ve written before, I don’t think it makes a big difference for most investors. And, as Rick Ferri reminds us this week, there’s no reason you can’t use  both.

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Investing Blog Roundup: Why Did My Share Price Fall?

One of the most common questions I see (both via email and on the Bogleheads forum) is why the share price of a given fund went down unexpectedly — perhaps even on a day when the market is up. This week, Vanguard provides a clear answer to that question:

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Investing Blog Roundup: Do You Have a Portfolio or Investment Collection?

This week, Jim Dahle addresses an exceedingly common investment mistake: having a portfolio that’s really just a collection of investments that you’ve accumulated over the years — as opposed to an actual portfolio with a coherent strategy.

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