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Frank Boland
May 17, 2021

Every significant bull market has at least one mutual fund manager who becomes rich and famous. A portfolio manager, such as Peter Lynch, can even achieve – for a period of time - cult status. But only, if he or she has the good luck to be at the right place at the right time. Such fame only occurs during a period of low correlation in...

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Frank Boland
April 16, 2021

According to Webster, “a myth is a popular belief that has grown up around something or someone.” That would make John Bogle and Vanguard’s “passivity” a perfect example of a mythology. There is a belief that John Bogle originated the concept of passive investing with his 1975 launch of the then eleven million dollar Vanguard Index Fund. No,...

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Dave Canal
March 11, 2021

If you follow financial news you are undoubtedly aware of the story about millennial stock traders using a computer network to challenge a 12 billion hedge fund. They impacted a stock appropriately named GameStop. Millions of them “colluded” in buying this heavily shorted stock, creating a short squeeze. Their effort drove the stock up 1,600%...

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Frank Boland
February 25, 2021

Imagine if you had just become the chief investment officer of the largest portfolio in the world. While there was no strong objection to your appointment, there was tremendous public skepticism. This recently occurred not at Fidelity Investments, Wellington Management, or BlackRock. None of them has a single portfolio close to the size of this...

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Learn how to take losses quickly and cleanly. Don’t expect to be right all the time. If you have made a mistake, cut your losses as quickly as possible.

– Bernard Baruch