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John Bogle at BH14.jpgWelcome 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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Today's featured article

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

August 22:

August 23:

  • 1890 - The Brazilian Stock Exchange, the Bolsa de Valores de São Paulo (São Paulo Stock Exchange), was founded on August 23, 1890 by Emilio Rangel Pestana. Source: FMI3560-01 Brazilian Stock Exchange

August 24:

  • 1857 - The failure of the New York branch of the Ohio Life Insurance and Trust Company precipitated the Panic of 1857 Source:Panic of 1857
  • 1927 - Harry M. Markowitz, a 1990 winner of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel and one of the creators of Modern Portfolio Theory, was born in Chicago, Illinois. Source:Harry M. Markowitz - Facts

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