Want to Make Your Own ETF? Now You Can With Motif Investing – Here’s Our Review

content_motif-logo_newLong time readers know my usual thought on choosing a stock broker – it hardly matters.

Most are almost all the same.

I typically recommend something along the lines of Vanguard or Fidelity, because of the access to commission free, low cost ETFs that those brokers provide.
I have been mostly invested with Vanguard for a few reasons: They provide a ton of lost cost mutual funds and ETFs that account holders can buy commission free, which makes small monthly investment feasible without commission taking huge chunks out. Vanguard also offers dividend reinvestment and partial share ownership for individual stocks and ETFs. Vanguard is still an excellent broker – and I will certainly continue to use them, But…

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Another Day, Another Study Against Active Management in Your Portfolio

There is new data released from S&P Dow Jones on active vs. passive fund management performance and the results are clear: What exactly are you paying for again? [continue reading…]

From The Man Himself – “Buy an Index Fund”

At Begin To Invest we talk a lot about keeping risk and expenses low as the basis for successful long term investing. For most investors there is no better way to do this than a simple index fund. And yesterday Warren Buffett himself said just that exactly! Click Here to Read Buffett’s Advice