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A three-fund portfolio is a portfolio which does not slice and dice, but uses only basic asset classes — usually a domestic stock "total market" index fund, an international stock "total market" index fund and a bond "total market" index fund. It is often recommended for and by Bogleheads attracted by "the majesty of simplicity" (Bogle's phrase), and for those who want finer control and better tax-efficiency than they would get in an all-in-one fund like a target retirement fund.
There is no magic in the number three; the phrase is shorthand for a style of portfolio construction that emphasizes simplicity, and is related to lazy portfolios. (more...)
This week in financial history
- 2007 - The Bogleheads® forum was started. Source: Bogleheads® forum topic: Policy, by Phoenix.
- 1995 - US Treasury auctions: The required number of decimals for competitive bids in note and bond auctions was changed from two to three, e.g. 7.123%. The purpose was to increase participation in Treasury auctions and conform the auctions to market practice for when-issued trading. Source: Timeline of U.S. Treasury Auctions
- 1739 - The first exchange session of the Börse Berlin (Berlin Stock Exchange) takes place. Source: History - Börse Berlin
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