Monthly Archives: March 2011
Link: In Investing, It’s When You Start and When You Finish – Graphic – NYTimes.com Very interesting info-graphic at the NYT – total inflation-adjusted returns on the S&P 500 (including reinvested dividends, “average taxes and fees”). The 20-year median real return was 4.1%. Nearly 4000 combinations of start/end year in this graphic. Very cool.
Link: Tax-Overhaul Advocates Study Reagan-Era Reform The only way to lower tax rates without losing revenues will require, as it did for Reagan, broadening the tax base. That is, some things currently untaxed (or, as the case may be, permitted as tax deductions) will need to be taxed. This article includes a list of the […]
Link: Odds favor index fund investors From Rick Ferri’s blog.
Link: In Health Law, Rx for Trouble – WSJ.com The key to this article is that it’s talking about unintended consequences – some of them driving costs rather than down – exactly the opposite of the stated intentions – from last year’s healthcare legislation. We’ve talked about the (likely to be repealed before it goes […]