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John Bogle at BH15.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.

If all this seems a bit overwhelming, relax and don't panic. A good place to begin is getting started. Returning visitors may be interested in our new pages.

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Today's featured article

Tax-efficient fund placement is an issue facing investors holding both tax-advantaged and taxable accounts. The tax code recognizes different sources of investment income which are taxed at different rates, or, are taxed at a later time (tax "deferred"). An asset's tax efficiency (the impact of taxes on an investment) is affected by both its expected return and the tax rate on such return.

All investors must pay their fair share of taxes. This article describes how to minimize taxes through appropriate placement of investments in tax deferred or taxable (pay taxes now) accounts. (more...)

This week in financial history

May 31:

  • 1974 - The Fidelity Daily Income Trust (now Fidelity® Government Cash Reserves) became the first money market fund to offer check writing privileges. Source: This day in financial history, Houston Finance Club
  • 1996 - The Tallinn Stock Exchange in Estonia began trading on May 31, 1996. The exchange is now part of the Baltic Market component of the NASDAQ OMX Exchanges. The OMX comprises eight Baltic and Nordic exchanges.Source: History

June 1:

June 2:

  • 1997 - On June 2, 1997, the minimum tick size on the NASDAQ stock exchange changed from 1/8 to 1/16 on all stocks with a bid price of $10 or more. The New York Stock Exchange implemented a similar change on June 24, 1997. Source: Spreads, Depths, and Quote Clustering on the NYSE and Nasdaq, available for download.

June 4:

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