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Simpler and Smarter Investing With a 3 Index Fund Portfolio. Choosing Between Vanguard and Fidelity Equity Funds

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As discussed in earlier articles I am streamlining and simplifying my investing strategy. In a nutshell this means going from holding a bunch of stocks, ETFs and mutual funds to just holding three low-cost index funds that provide the diversification and exposure I need. It is also a much more simple and dare I say, […]

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The Best Places to Live in The World

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I moved to the states over five years ago to pursue my graduate degree and for better career opportunities. Before this I was in Australia. Looks like I probably should have stayed where I was according to the latest OECD survey, which ranks Australia as the happiest industrialized nation based on criteria such as jobs, […]

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US Dollar Rising and Outlook

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Despite global economic woes, one positive aspect for main street America has been the relatively rapid rise of the US dollar of late. The dollar index (DXY), a measure of the greenback against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, has strengthened by over 20% in this time. However, the question is will this trend […]

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Decoupling debunked

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There is a popular theory going around that the U.S. had become “decoupled” from the rest of the world due to the emergence of new powerhouse economies like China and India. The theory goes onto say that a downturn in the U.S. would not slow the global economy since the new growth economies on the […]

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