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The Bogleheads® follow a small number of simple investment principles that have been shown over time to produce risk-adjusted returns far greater than those achieved by the average investor. Many of these ideas are distilled from Nobel prize-winning financial economics research on topics like Modern Portfolio Theory and the Capital Asset Pricing Model. But they are very easy to understand and to implement, and they work.
In fact, the basis of all of these principles is the idea that successful investing is not a complicated process, and can be accomplished by anyone with a small amount of effort. (more...)
This week in financial history
- 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
- 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)
- 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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