Author: Plancorp Team

Growth of $1.00

The data below, which shows the growth of $1.00 in various asset classes (listed from least risky to most risky), reinforces rather dramatically the fact that the best returns in the stock market do indeed come from owning the riskier parts of the market. Using this type of data to determine the Read more…

Bond Funds or Individual Bonds

From Plancorp’s perspective, the answer for most investors is bond funds. Bond funds, especially in the municipal (tax-exempt) market, can offer many advantages over a portfolio made up of individual bonds… Read more…

Alternative Investments

Listed below are some of the risks and considerations associated with hedge fund investing: Read more…

The Ten Deadly Investment Sins

The stock market can be a difficult enough place to make money as it is, but to suggest that you can make certain investing mistakes that are so profound as to be classified as “sins” could be taking it a bit too far. Read more…

What are the benefits of Active vs. Passive Investing?

Eventually, there comes a time when every investor must make a choice: Whether to invest to achieve future economic objectives or to invest for entertainment. Unfortunately, they usually don't go hand in hand. As such, it's essential to understand the different investment strategies, including Read more…

Time-Weighted vs. Internal Rates of Return

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U.S. News: 4 Ways to Grow a College Savings Account Quickly

Among families that are actively saving for their children's college education, did you know that only 27% are using 529 plans and other similar accounts that can provide considerable tax advantages? Read more…

Plancorp describes Zero Alpha Group

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