The Wizard wrote:Yes, as Dulocracy notes, there's something akin to survivor-ship bias to this question...
MichDad wrote:From skimming several posts in this thread, I think my view goes slightly against the current.
leonard wrote:What benefit do you get from calling loan prepayment "savings"?
leonard wrote:Paying off a loan has a different set of financial constraints than "saving". There is no need to force paying off a loan to be something that it's not. Deal with the financial instrument as it is.
knpstr wrote:Only if it is instantly priced in and done so in a rational and logical manner, will the chance of profit be gone. Even if the information is priced in immediately but the market responds irrationally (overbuys/oversells) then profit opportunities still exist.
Tanelorn wrote:Motif and Sharebuilder are brokers that allow buying fractional shares of stocks or ETFs.
Aptenodytes wrote:It depends on what you mean by "the past performance." Maybe you could clarify. Mutual funds? Asset categories? Portfolios?
nedsaid wrote:If you have an indexed portfolio, I agree with you. You are getting the market return for whatever asset classes you are invested in.