Come on man. I'm proposing a theory to be discussed. I'm not being dogmatic and bashing everyone's response. Friendly discussion. Forgive me if I'm reading incorrectly reading emotion into your comments. Communication is more than words.JoeRetire wrote: ↑Wed May 23, 2018 12:06 pmSo the attributes of a "sure fire win" are:
- beat inflation
- higher return than a savings account
By that definition, there are lots of "sure fire wins". Most of them involve some risk.
By sure fire win I mean it will match (revert to the mean of) the ENTIRE WORLD ECONOMY. Yes, it's a risk. Fairly low risk though wouldn't you agree? Unless all world economies crash and we go back to bartering or trading beads then a total world investment is a successful long term investment. The real risk IMO is generating lower returns than investing with home-bias for the US investor.