I’ve been investing in stocks through mutual funds for more than 30 years. I’ve known all along that periodic swoons come with the territory. I’ve experienced the October 1987 crash, the 2000–2002 bursting of the tech-stock bubble, and the kerflop … Read more
Recent blog posts by Craig Stock
You may have noticed news coverage in recent weeks about reductions in expense ratios for some of Vanguard’s funds. Most recently, for example, we reported that expenses declined for several of our international index funds.
As one who long … Read more
I’m pretty sure that I resolved several years ago to stop making New Year’s resolutions. My track record at sticking to resolutions was abysmal.
Actually, I’ve done pretty well at hitting savings goals over the years, because I don’t rely … Read more
The economic slump we’re crawling out of has done big damage all over the place: to employment, home values, businesses, and, of course, investment portfolios.
Put charities on the casualty list, too. Charitable organizations have been hit in multiple ways. … Read more
Mark Twain lost a couple of fortunes through bad investments, which probably explains the pungency of his comments about investing.
Such as: “There are two times in a man’s life when he should not speculate: when he can’t afford it … Read more
I can’t sing a lick, but a tune from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific came to mind as I was thinking about the pervasive pessimism in so much economic and market commentary.… Read more