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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

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...)

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  • 1890 - Baring's Bank in London was declared insolvent due to its large holdings of defaulted Argentinian debt. Simultaneously an announcement was made that a consortium of international banks would guarantee Baring's debt. While a banking crisis was averted, Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay experienced severe recessions. Source: Kris James Mitchener & Marc D. Weidenmier: The Baring Crisis and the Great Latin American Meltdown of the 1890s, NBER, 2007.

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