Kyle Waller

EAFE’s 2008 Currency Risk

2008 was a year of realized risk among many asset classes. It followed a period of lower volatility in many asset classes like foreign markets.
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Commodities ETF: The Tax Difference

Commodity ETFs and ETNs have come a long way in recent years allowing investors to gain exposure to many commodity indexes ranging from very broad to very narrow.
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Risk Based ETFs

So what do we do when we come to the conclusion that we can not effectively time the stock market and that constantly buying and selling stocks, bonds, ETFs, and mutual funds is not an effective strategy? 
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Diversification, Cost, and the Long Term: Part 1 Diversification

The title of this series is what we here at Wiser Wealth Management keep in mind when investing.  I wanted to explain this and show how these simple words can lead to great investment results.
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New iShares ETFs

The following is an article featured on Indexuniverse.com recent ally as part of my column, Efficient Investor. IShares has just issued a dozen new unique ETFs which track the S&P Target Date Index Series and the Target Risk Index Series.  Below is a breakdown of the two categories with the tickers and expense ratios.
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A Sense of Optimism in the Air

Jack Bogle, Founder of Vanguard and creator of the first S&P 500 index fund has lived through 10 bear markets.  He talked to the Associated Press about his thoughts.
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Fees Increase as Your Assets Decrease

An article in a local paper here in Atlanta, ‘Investors likely to face higher mutual fund fees” by Eileen Ambrose in which Ambrose details what Jeff Tjornehoj, a senior research analyst at Lipper, Inc, estimates that the average equity mutual will increase its expense ratio by .10%.
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3 ETF Capital Gains

I regretfully anounce that 3 ETFs all issued by SSgA will be giving their investors capital gains this year.
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Market Timing This Market

Market Timing has been and will continue to be a difficult strategy (especially when its not your original strategy) and many have found this particularly true this year, whether it was going to cash the day before a huge market rally or deciding the market had hit the bottom and it was time to buy again only to find the next three trading days end with a 500 point drop.
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BehaviorGap.com

I really want to plug Carl and his website BehaviorGap.com for the message they have to investors.  Please visit the site and learn more about what the ‘Behavior Gap’ is.  Here it is in a nut-shell (if you’re a client of ours you will note that it is very similar to the advice you get).
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