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Today's featured article

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

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March 29:

  • 1900 - Louis Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Bachelier, French mathematician, published Theorie de La Speculation; and argued that markets were essentially random. This introduced higher math to the analysis of finance. Source: Théorie de la spéculation, Annales Scientifiques de l’École Normale Supérieure Vol.3 (17) pp. 21-86.
  • 1999 - The US Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 10,000 for the first time in history. Source: Closing milestones of the Dow Jones Industrial Average

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April 1:

  • 1987 - The Australian Stock Exchange Limited (ASX) was formed on 1 April 1987, through incorporation under legislation of the Australian Parliament. Source:History
  • 2011 - The Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) launched indexes that provide coverage of various sectors of the US stock market. The indexes include the CRSP US Total Market Index; the CRSP US Mega Cap Index, the CRSP US Large Cap Index; the CRSP Mid Cap Index; and the CRSP Small Cap Index. Source: CRSP Indexes Quick Reference Guide

April 2:

  • 1792 - The Coinage Act established the United States Mint and created a decimal system for U.S. currency. Source: Coinage Act of 1792
  • 1956 - The Tokyo Stock Exchange started trading in bonds. Source: Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.

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