In honor of tax season, we at DQYDJ annually post savings rate and asset allocation summaries. Unfortunately, I find mine particularly boring. I am young enough and have enough time left in the market that it has pretty much become throw it all in stocks and wait. Because of that (and that I’ve been at […]
Modern Portfolio Theory
As I’ve mentioned before, I once moved from Texas to California. With this move came a significant increase in both salary… and cost of living. It led to my savings rate decreasing but my overall dollar savings level staying relatively the same. Today let’s explore the pros and cons of working in a high vs. […]
The way the financial community seems to be covering it, we are currently attending the funeral of Asset Allocation. Long live Asset Allocation!
A common topic on financial pages world wide web wide (a cheer for alliteration?) is about the supposed death of asset allocation. Asset Allocation is the idea that the best retirement play for most investors is to allocate financial resources among a number of investment baskets. Supposedly by spreading one’s investments across a diverse set of asset classes it is possible to catch the hot performance in any corner of the market while absorbing any shocks in other corners. Of course, the uninspiring performance of asset classes during the ‘Great Recession’ seem to throw this theory into question. Read on and decide for yourself if we need to find some pallbearers for this financial heavyweight.