The chart nearby illustrates how someone who invested $100,000 at the start of 2000 and, following my advice, used index funds, stayed the course and rebalanced once a year, would have seen that investment grow to $191,859 by the end of 2009. At the same time, someone buying only U.S. stocks would have seen that same investment decline to $93,717.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Stocks for the long run
This article argues that diversification--buy, hold, and re-balance--is still the best way to make money.