The Simple Truth (Blog)

Welcome to a place that is free from the bias of Wall Street. A blog devoted to providing information that gives you the very best chance for success. Where we pull back the curtains to reveal what really matters. Where you can find answers, without getting a hidden agenda in return.

The Dying Business of Picking Stocks

The flood of money leaving actively-managed funds in favor of index funds signals that investors are giving up on stock picking. The Wall Street Journal’s Ann Tergesen and Jason Zweig explain why—superior performance, lower fees and simplicity.

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Earning the “Average” Return

If we declared September 30th the end of 2016, the return of a typical Vista portfolio (65% stocks, 35% bonds) would be close to its long-term average of 8.8%. An average year may not sound like news until you realize how rarely it has occurred historically. 

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Happiness is More Than Money

It’s often thought the vacation home, unlimited free time or travel in retirement will satisfy our heart’s desire. The momentary satisfaction we feel, however, often doesn’t translate into lasting happiness. We get used to the good life, and that happiness is too often short lived.  

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Trading: Patience is a Virtue

Anyone who’s purchased a car knows the party most prepared to walk away from the deal has the advantage. It is the motivated buyer, or seller, who is most often forced to make the biggest concession. It’s no different in investing.

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