The S&P 500 Equal Weight Index – Simply Explained SMM

The S&P 500 Equal Weight Index – Simply Explained

Reading Time: 5 minutes    Undoubtedly, the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index is a widely used benchmark for many professional financial managers as well as individuals who manage their own investments.   But there is a new way methodology of weighing the S&P 500 index which has,…

Why I Like ETFs And You May Too simple money man

Why I Like ETFs And You May Too

Reading Time: 4 minutes  What would you prefer: pay a little and get more or pay a lot and get less?  I’d prefer the former and this is the conclusion that I have reached from reading about ETFs. You are getting more (in investment returns) and for much…

Almost Beat The S&P 500 Index simple money man

Almost Beat The S&P 500 Index

Reading Time: 5 minutes  If you continued to ride the market and in the process acquired some more investments in stocks or ETFs, chances are you’ve done well in 2017. But how do you how well your investments are doing or if they could or should be doing…

Afraid of the Stock Market simple money man

Don’t Be Afraid of the Stock Market

Reading Time: 5 minutes  Perhaps one of the biggest financial mistakes I made was not entering the stock market at an earlier age. When I entered the market I was in my mid-20s, but I wish it was sooner. I didn’t enter before that because I was simply…

Simple Fund Analysis – Vanguard Small Cap Value ETF (VBR) simple money man

Simple Fund Analysis – Vanguard Small Cap Value ETF (VBR)

Reading Time: 4 minutesLately, I’ve been interested in diversifying more. Diversifying, of course, means NOT putting all your eggs in one basket. Yes, I admit for a long time I was doing this (and actually it served me well).   Instead of diversifying into smaller-cap, pretty much my…

What’s an Index Fund simple money man

What’s an Index Fund

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat if you wanted to find the easiest possible way to enter the stock market? What if you didn’t want to or know how to do detail research on a company? What if you wanted to diversify with the purchase of one financial instrument? What…