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Read(s) of the Day – Your Time, Bonds, and 10 Default Portfolio Settings

Here’s some of the best stuff I read over the weekend from all over the place:

“Given that equities have historically outperformed bonds, I wonder why anyone in their 20s or 30s would hold any bonds whatsoever?

Or am I missing something?”

You know your time is valuable, but how much is it really worth? As you fume about a delayed plane, a late doctor, a long line, is it possible to quantify—to put a concrete number on—the time being wasted? To say not just, “My time is valuable!” but “That’s $123 of my time down the drain!”

“I pay a lot of attention to the investment process.  In that regard, every investor — personal or professional — ought to have a clear investment plan based upon appropriate personal considerations, goals and outlooks and every investor ought to stick to that plan unless and until something significant changes. But there is a crucial component of the investment process that gets surprisingly little attention:  our investment default settings.  We can use them when we aren’t sure what to do, when we’re deciding what to do, when our circumstances have changed but our plan hasn’t (yet), or when we’re just starting out.”

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