There are too many types of investments, offered by too many giant investment companies, which leads to too many claims and promises and expectations, which leads to – well, you get the point.
You need only two kinds of investments:
It’s a little like the fable of the tortoise and the hare. The hare was speedy, but risked throwing out a knee in his haste. The tortoise on the other hand moved slowly, with no risk of injury, but nevertheless made steady progress. Which one would you bet on? Our way is to choose both – maybe a 50/50 balance. Your specific ratio will be determined by your taste for risk. No more guessing about interest rates and stock prices.
“Occam’s razor – a thesis set forth 600 years ago and often affirmed by experience since then, should encourage you. When there are multiple solutions to a problem, choose the simplest one.”
- John Bogle, Bogle on Mutual Funds