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John Bogle at BH16.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

Understanding and avoiding behavioral pitfalls will ultimately have a greater impact on investing success than any other factor. Since emotions and subsequent behavioral pitfalls are frequently associated with miscalculating risk tolerance and asset allocation, the new investor should be aware of behavioral pitfalls before making asset allocation decisions.

“Your investing brain does not just add and multiply and estimate and evaluate,” says Jason Zweig in his book, Your Money and Your Brain. “When you win, lose, or risk money, you stir up some of the most profound emotions a human being can ever feel.” (more...)

This week in financial history

December 11:

December 12:

  • 1914 - The New York Stock Exchange reopened for business after being closed at the outbreak of the First World War. Source: 12 December 1914: NYSE resumes stock trading
  • 1996 - The New York Stock Exchange started transmitting real-time stock quotes to cable television channels CNN-FN and CNBC. Previously, there was a 15-minute delay. Increased availability of stock quotes on the internet spurred the change. Source: Stock Quotes In Real Time

December 13:

December 15:

  • 1886 - The first day on which stock transactions totaled more than of the signing of the original New York Stock Exchange brokers' agreement. (Source)
  • 2014 - The MyRA, a tax-advantage savings plan designed for US workers lacking employer provider retirement plans, was established on December 15, 2014. Source: myRA Regulation (31 CFR Part 347)

December 17:

  • 1929 - US Treasury started regular issues of 13- week bills. Source: Timeline of U.S. Treasury Bills
  • 1985 - The Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985 created the American Eagle bullion gold coin, available as one ounce, half ounce, quarter ounce, and one-tenth ounce coins.Source: Actions- S.1639 99th Congress

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