Investing

Which is the winner? Lump sum investing or dollar cost averaging?

There’s no shortage of market pundits predicting impending doom. The current trend of prophecy is pointing to astronomical price-to-earnings ratios and how calamity ensued the last time this happened. If I’m an investor with a lump sum to invest, what do I do? The last thing I want to do is drop it in an… Continue reading Which is the winner? Lump sum investing or dollar cost averaging?

401(k) · Asset Allocation · Investing

What’s in my portfolio?

Last October, I shared my target allocations in my tax loss harvesting update. In this post, I thought I’d provide some financial voyeuristic fodder and share what my current allocations, as well as what investments I have in my portfolio. Tax-Advantaged and Taxable Allocations I break out my allocations between my tax-advantaged accounts (workplace 401(k),… Continue reading What’s in my portfolio?

401(k) · Fees · Investing

How to Evaluate An Investment Option using AGTHX

The other day, a friend asked me to tell them what I thought about one of the options in their workplace 401(k), “The Growth Fund of America” by American Funds, ticker AGTHX. To evaluate an investment option, I generally look at three things: objective, fee structure, and benchmark performance. What is AGTHX? AGTHX is an… Continue reading How to Evaluate An Investment Option using AGTHX