Articles under “stock”

The Silent Assassin of Fees

A few years ago I wrote a blog post that attempted to comprehensively outline all the apparent and hidden fees that can eat away at your investment return. This was (and still is) important because over the course of 30 years fees can actually lower your net worth by as much as 50%.1 But as

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What long-term returns should I expect from US stocks?

It is virtually impossible to predict short-term movements in the stock market. Prices change from day to day in a more or less random fashion.

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The IPO Millionaire Machine

The New York Times Bits blog writer Quentin Hardy recently interviewed Wealthfront CEO Andy Rachleff on the question of how many people – regular people, not executives – become millionaires after a typical tech IPO. Andy’s estimate is that tech IPOs will create about 12,000 millionaires in the next few years.

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