Articles by Jeff Rosenberger, PhD

Municipal Bonds Belong in Your Taxable Portfolio

There has been a lot of ink spilled in the last few months about the perilous fiscal state of some US cities. After Detroit declared bankruptcy in July, bond maven Meredith Whitney was quick to point out the seriousness of the event.

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Differentiated Asset Location For Young Investors

In real estate, the three most important factors are location, location, location. Location is a surprisingly important consideration in investing, too, though I can’t boil it down to an aphorism.

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Why You Shouldn’t Just Invest in the S&P 500

Investors often think they have a diversified portfolio when, actually, they don’t. We know this because our clients sometimes ask us things like, “Why don’t I just invest in the S&P 500®?” They seem to believe investing in an index that gives them exposure to a broad selection of assets means they have a diversified

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If ETF Fees Are Falling, Why Do Advisors Cost So Much?

In the last few weeks, there have been two new developments in the ETF price wars that are important to Wealthfront clients and investors in general – moves by Vanguard and BlackRock that will significantly lower ETF fees. At the same time, we’re starting to see the media raise the question that’s been on my

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