- Investing Advice Inspired by John Bogle
(1929 - 2019)
Forum postsWelcome to the Bogleheads® wiki, a collaborative undertaking by members of the Bogleheads Community. This wiki is a reference resource for investors. Bogleheads emphasize starting early, living below one's means, regular saving, broad diversification, and sticking to one's investment plan.
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An Investment policy statement (IPS) is a statement that defines general investment goals and objectives. It describes the strategies that will be used to meet these objectives and contains specific information on subjects such as asset allocation, risk tolerance, and liquidity requirements.
Consider the use of a simple investing plan (see below):
- For investors challenged by the complexity of an Investment Policy Statement
- When the investment objectives don't justify the effort needed to create an Investment Policy Statement (more...)
This week in financial history
- 2008 - Investment bank Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, the largest in U.S. history. The bankruptcy initiated events that produced the 2008 - 2009 global economic crisis. Source: The Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy
- 2008 - Reserve Primary Fund, the first money market fund created in the United States, holding $785 million of defaulted Lehmann Brothers commercial paper, announced that, due to the default, the net asset value of the money fund had broken the 1.00 net asset value mark and was now valued at 0.97. Over the next four days investors withdrew $23 billion and made redemption requests of $60 billion from the $62 billion dollar fund. The disbursement of remaining assets in the fund to shareholders took over two years to complete. Source: The 2008 money market crisis
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