As we enter a new year I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who reads here at Pragmatic Capitalism and takes the time to contribute. Over the years we’ve amassed some great guest contributors, but the site is most notable for its comment section. I’ve attempted to create an environment that will be educationally stimulating and in the end help towards achieving our common goal of economic prosperity. The investment world is highly complex and even the most grizzled veterans need help along the way (just look at how flawed the thinking of those setting monetary and fiscal policy has been for so long now!). The only way we can progress as a society is through constant education and betterment of ourselves. I hope I am contributing to that end goal in some minor way.
As the site has evolved it’s become less about me and more about the state of affairs of the nation and the investment world. After all, the only reason I started the site in the first place was due to my frustration over what I thought was a terribly flawed response to the credit crisis. Two years ago I never imagined that I would invest as much time into a website as I do, but then again I also never planned on it being read by anyone other than myself. But it has become a wonderful resource for solidifying my personal investment approach, learning, educating and hopefully giving back to a world that I hope will be a better place for future generations.
In the end we’re all here for the same reasons working towards a common goal – economic prosperity. The only way to accomplish that is through intelligent and thoughtful discussion, debate and ultimately action. I hope this will continue to be a place where we can all learn from one another, increase one another’s well-being and hopefully work towards making the world a more intelligent and better place to live for those who follow us.
Best of luck in 2011!
Mr. Roche is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Discipline Funds.Discipline Funds is a low fee financial advisory firm with a focus on helping people be more disciplined with their finances.
He is also the author of Pragmatic Capitalism: What Every Investor Needs to Understand About Money and Finance, Understanding the Modern Monetary System and Understanding Modern Portfolio Construction.