Average Joe Portfolio Update 10.27.17

For most “average Joe” investors, betting the farm is akin to gambling. A winner-take-all approach is considered foolish, lacking all the ingredients associated with an intelligent investment strategy.

Arguably, investing in a REIT ETF is the opposite of betting the farm and is perhaps the simplest and safest way to own real estate, but an ETF is not going to produce the most favorable returns. A…

In theory, active investing is better than passive investing, but many forget about the cost of hiring an active portfolio manager. There are generally higher costs with active funds as the fund manager must garner returns to cover the costs before the investor begins to see performance kick in. That makes it more difficult for average Joe.

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