In this episode we address the seemingly intentional friction imposed by the financial services industry preventing us from moving our own retirement accounts around. Then we tackle emails from Jay, Andrew, Dave (x2) and Justin about Vanguard funds, Mel Brooks and quadruple-witching days, cockroach portfolios and the bias-variance dilemma, and modelling low-volatility funds.
Partial list of useful Vanguard ETFs:
Total Market: VTI
Large Cap Growth Stocks: VUG
Small Cap Value Stocks: VIOV or VBR
REITs: VNQ and VNQI (International)
Long-Term Treasury Bonds: VGLT and EDV (extended duration)
Intermediate-Term Treasury Bonds: VGIT
Short-Term Treasury Bonds: VGSH
There do not appear to be any good Vanguard fund options for investing in gold, commodities, preferred shares, volatility, crypto-currency-related assets or leveraged stock and bond funds.
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