President Obama: An Index Investor

A blog posted on CNNMoney.com’s Money and Main Street, Click Here, discusses a vague disclosure report from the White House concerning President Obama’s household assets and investments.

Page two of the original report, which the blogger links to, lists the President’s assets, where and what they are held in and an estimated value.

What is most interesting is that the President has somewhere between $1-5 million in US Treasury Bonds and the second largest holding of somewhere between $115-250 thousand in the Vanguard FTSE Social Index.

The Obama Portfolio

When President Obama was first elected, there were many people who advertised “Obama Portfolios.”  As it turns out, the original Obama Portfolio favors US Treasury issued debt and socially responsible companies in a simple index fund package.

The interesting part is that the President of the United States, who would have the best investment advisors at his disposal, chose a low cost, diversified portfolio of US stocks.

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