It’s no secret that I think individual stocks have no place in most investors’ portfolios. I think most investors are far better served by a simple portfolio of low-cost index funds or ETFs.
That’s why I was intrigued to hear from Kathy Kristof (Contributing Editor at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, a self-described “moderately lethargic investor,” and somebody who is perfectly well informed about the benefits of index funds) about an experiment she’s trying with her own money. She’s taking $200,000 of her own retirement portfolio, putting part of it into Vanguard’s Total Stock Market ETF and the rest into a portfolio of individual stocks that she’s put together.
She’s reporting her results in an ongoing column: Our Practical Investor’s Portfolio.
I wish her a successful combination of luck and/or skill.
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