Beating par in golf is extremely difficult—even for elite pros. It’s the same in investing. With golf’s US Open Championship underway, Vista’s Dougal Williams reminds readers that when it comes to long-term investing, par wins.
According to Princeton professor of economics, Burton Malkiel, “there is no better way for individuals to invest in the stock market and save for retirement.” (subscription required)
The endowment performance of tiny Houghton College recently outpaced that of Harvard, which boasts the largest university endowment in the country. How did Houghton do it? By avoiding hedge funds and exotic alternatives, and instead embracing low-cost index funds.
Nevada’s $35 billion state pension plan has regularly outperformed some of the country’s largest and most sophisticated plans. The Wall Street Journal’s Timothy Martin explains how: By doing as little as possible, usually nothing. (subscription required)
In this Citizen guest post, Vista’s Anika Hedstrom explains why when it comes to investing, the more closely you pay attention, the worse off you’re likely to be.
NW Business’ Luke Andersen talks with Dougal Williams, Vista’s Chief Investment Officer, about a long term approach to investing, how to find the right financial planner and his professional tennis career.