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Do mutual funds with 5-star Morningstar ratings have better future returns?
A gone fishing portfolio is a portfolio of just a few stocks which should weather the ups and downs of the market fairly well while only rebalancing twice a year. Here are three hand-crafted gone-fishing portfolios for 2017.
A gone-fishing portfolio has a limited number of investments with a balanced asset allocation. This portfolio uses all Schwab no-transaction fee exchange traded funds.
A gone-fishing portfolio has a limited number of investments with a balanced asset allocation. This portfolio uses all Vanguard mutual funds.
2016 was a good year for stocks in general with a number of noteworthy details. Resource stocks performed the best despite being the worst-performing asset class in 2015.
Although legally fine, this strategy often causes you to accidentally increase your spending every year and decrease your savings. Don't let the IRS rules about IRA withdrawals tempt you into spending money you had planned to save.
Some people don't stop at distributing just the required minimum. They think, "Well, while I'm at it, I may as well pull out a little bit more so we can fully cover the kitchen remodel..."
There is a large difference between the motives and incentives of the sales person and those of the service person.
The rough idea is that the stock price of companies that are profitable are more likely to appreciate than companies which are not profitable.
A good narrative describes what happened in the past. And even though past earnings may have something to do with current share prices, they don't have anything to do with future share prices.