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It's been a while quickies

October 12th, 2009 at 09:16 am

* Because I'm 35 now, I'm in a different age category in Networth IQ. I only have one word here: Ouch. Big Grin

* What does risk-adjusted return look like and how do active fund managers fare against their respective indexes? Morningstar has an answer (PDF).

Bottom line, it seems that only 37% of active fund managers out-perform the respective indexes on a risk-adjusted basis.

Related to this, I've added the link to Moody's explanation of the Sharpe and Treynor's ratio, along with Jensen's Alpha in my list of links. Here's a break-down of Fama-French's Three Factor model on market returns.

All short but interesting reads.

* Not really news, but remember how a while back, I underestimated the amount I should have for emergency fund? Since then, I've been focusing my savings on that, and the scary part is, I'm still working on it. Yikes! In fact, chances are good that I'll be spending most of my 2010 still doing that. Double yikes!

* Maybe you've heard of this, but I just heard a great quote on budgeting:

"Budgeting is deciding beforehand how to spend your money, instead of wondering after the fact where it all went."

4 Responses to “It's been a while quickies”

  1. monkeymama Says:

    Full 6 months living expenses would be my primary goal, but stock market was such a good deal this year.

    Next year I may just scale back and top off the efund. Feels like one of those never-ending goals. I guess thing is I have kind of settled for less in the interim, though I really want a much larger efund for the long haul. So it's a goal I am always moving up as I reach certain milestones. Feels neverending in that regard. & all you need is a really big emergency to feel back to square one.

    This is why, when I reach my goal, I will continue to add to and grow my efund, to hopefully avoid all this back pedaling again in the future.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    We will definitely be working on our EF for a good portion of 2010 and beyond.

  3. Robert Schroell Says:

    Hey, I was wondering if you were interested possibly in a guest post for your blog. Please let me know if you are interested and I can send you some examples of my work. My email address is robert@fharesearchcenter.com. Thanks for your time.

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    Hey Robert. That's an interesting proposal, and in some ways, I'm even flattered. But... why not just start your own blog? It's very easy to do so here. Or, you can submit your articles directly to the SavingAdvice site here. Those articles get linked directly to their main page. I believe Jeffrey (the site co-owner) will even pay for articles. Otherwise, if you really insist on guest posting here, I suppose you can submit the article for evaluations?

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