Today, NPR's Uri Berliner looks at the impulse to beat the market. As part of his exploration of stock investing, he talks to me at about low cost ETFs.
Today's Morning Edition from NPR addressed the desire many of us have to beat the market. Anyone who knows me, however, is well-aware that I am a Very Boring Investor.
I'm not interested in beating the market. And you shouldn't be interested in beating the market, either. Rather than try to beat the market, it makes more sense to look into index funds and ETFs with low fees.
You won't see the sexiest gains, but low cost ETFs can be a way to diversify your portfolio as well as see consistent growth over the course of decades. When it comes to long term investing, it's all about the low cost ETFs and index funds.
Have a listen to this segment from NPR this morning. It's interesting and informative. And at about 5:47, there's a small appearance from yours truly.