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Investing Returns for 2014

Investing Returns for 2014

U.S. stocks won in 2014. [Read More]

Stock or Bond for Ten Years?

Stock or Bond for Ten Years?

How much money can you end up with for various mixes of stocks and bonds [Read More]

Tracking Gains and Losses with R

Tracking Gains and Losses with R

The latest value of a series periodic investments. [Read More]

Validating the Treasury Bond Fund Model in R

Validating the Treasury Bond Fund Model in R

Comparing the computer model against the real world. [Read More]

Exploring Stock Market Risk With R

Exploring Stock Market Risk With R

It's the uncertainty in the outcome. [Read More]

Modeling a Treasury Bond Fund in R

Modeling a Treasury Bond Fund in R

Coming up with a simple model and coding it in R. [Read More]

Investing Returns for 2013

Investing Returns for 2013

Equity risk was rewarded in 2013. Term risk showed up for bond investors. [Read More]

Best 40-year Investment for 2014

Best 40-year Investment for 2014

How to invest money needed in 2054. [Read More]

Total Return: The Foundation of Modern Finance

Total Return: The Foundation of Modern Finance

How to calculate Total Return, and a key observation about it. [Read More]

Dividend Growth Investing Explained

Dividend Growth Investing Explained

An old investing strategy that is still viable in the 21st century. [Read More]

Stock Index Funds vs. Monkeys

Stock Index Funds vs. Monkeys

Which index stock index construction methods can beat 10 million monkeys? [Read More]

Efficient Portfolios with Stocks, Gold, Treasuries and Cash

Efficient Portfolios with Stocks, Gold, Treasuries and Cash

In search of low-volatility investments. [Read More]

Minimum Variance Portfolio with 3-Assets

Minimum Variance Portfolio with 3-Assets

Extending the solution beyond two assets. [Read More]

Minimum Variance Portfolios with Stocks and Bonds

Minimum Variance Portfolios with Stocks and Bonds

Which bond ETFs mix best with stocks: short, intermediate or long-term? [Read More]

Minimum Variance Portfolios with Stocks and Gold

Minimum Variance Portfolios with Stocks and Gold

Which provides better diversification: stocks or gold? [Read More]

Exploring Minimum Variance 2-Asset Portfolios

Exploring Minimum Variance 2-Asset Portfolios

A few examples using our formula for global minimum variance portfolio. [Read More]

Exploring Value-at-Risk over Long Horizons

Exploring Value-at-Risk over Long Horizons

Another look at risky assets and the long term? [Read More]

Computing Value-at-Risk

Computing Value-at-Risk

How much money is at risk, with some probability? [Read More]

How to Find the Minimim Variance Portfolio

How to Find the Minimim Variance Portfolio

The lowest of the low volatility portfolios. [Read More]

Best 40-year investment in 2013: The Solution

Best 40-year investment in 2013: The Solution

How to invest money needed in 2053. [Read More]

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Investing Returns for 2014

Investing Returns for 2014

U.S. stocks won in 2014. [Read More]

Sandia Peak Tramway

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Photos courtesy of Standard Travel Fotos Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dec-2013: Sandia Peak [Read More]

Leon Redbone: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Leon Redbone: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Unique rendition of a Christmas classic by Leon Redbone. [Read More]

Christmas Playlist 2014

Christmas Playlist 2014

391 songs, 10 hours 4 minutes of Christmas music. [Read More]

Jose Feliciano: Feliz Navidad

Jose Feliciano: Feliz Navidad

Classic Christmas song. [Read More]

Two Centuries of Business Cycles and Real GDP

Two Centuries of Business Cycles and Real GDP

A look at how the U.S. economy grew over two centuries. [Read More]

Fixing Wireless Access Point Problems

Fixing Wireless Access Point Problems

Is it time to upgrade your router and/or WAP? [Read More]

Evaluating Stock Market Forecasting Models

Evaluating Stock Market Forecasting Models

A blueprint for evaluating stock market forecasting models. [Read More]

Is the Dividend Discount Model Useful for Forecasting Stock Returns? Part 2

Is the Dividend Discount Model Useful for Forecasting Stock Returns? Part 2

It is unlikely to be useful for forecasting stock returns. [Read More]

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