Tag: index investing

Dividends: An Apple with an Orange Tastes Better than Two Apples

I have made no secret of the fact that I like both index investing and dividend growth investing, and use both to build my passive income and net worth.  My series comparing the two can be found here.   For international investing, I prefer indexing and ETFs mainly because of inconsistent disclosure norms, accounting standards and investor […]

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Investing: Get The Most Bang For Your Buck

Efficiency is beautiful.  Nature gives us so many examples.  Out of the millions of sperm that try and enter the fallopian tube, only one finally enters the egg.  The moment it does, the door is shut for all others around it. No matter how many millions of sperm try, only one can enter.  The fertilized human egg […]

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Stress-test Your Financial Independence

Loss aversion defines much of human behavior.  We are so worried about the prospect of loss, that many studies show that finding $100 doesn’t give the same joy to offset the pain of losing $100.  Some say, it takes as much as gaining $200 to offset the loss of $100.  In other words, a loss feels twice as painful than a gain […]

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Dividend Investing vs. Indexing – Part 6

If you have stayed with the series till now, well done!  You did better than me, as I needed couple of distracting posts in-between 🙂  This will, hopefully, be the last of this series unless I find something else not covered elsewhere. Over the first 5 articles, we analyzed dividend investing vs. index investing from […]

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Dividend Investing vs. Indexing – Part 5

This article covers total return performance in dividend investing vs. indexing. If you landed here directly, you may want to read the series in sequence to follow this important subject for investors:  Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 are preludes to this article.  For easy reference, the entire series is organized in […]

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Dividend Investing vs. Indexing – Part 4

In Part 2 and Part 3, we looked at how dividends provide flexibility to an investor’s cash flow needs.  If you have landed here directly, you may want to start with Part 1.  We also saw the high degree of customization afforded by dividend growth investing (DGI) for those who have the interest and temperament to […]

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Dividend Investing vs. Indexing – Part 2

This article takes off from the groundwork we established in Part 1.   In writing this series, I have started with the well-supported premise that over the long-term, equities are the best asset class to remain invested in.   In addition to my article on the efficient frontier, there are several excellent books and good resources on […]

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Dividend Investing vs. Indexing – Part 1

Saving regularly and having a zero or manage-ably low debt are important prerequisites for efficient long-term investing. You can’t think of investing until your savings is building up.   If you are a diligent saver or have sizable funds already, this series of articles is for you because it is about investing those savings.   After you are […]

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