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Browse hundreds of posts from Dan’s award-winning blog for information about all aspects of Couch Potato investing.

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Browse hundreds of posts from Dan’s award-winning blog for information about all aspects of Couch Potato investing.

How to Set Up a Hands-Off ETF Portfolio

For DIY investors, asset allocation ETFs may be the greatest gift to come along in decades. It’s never been easier or cheaper to build a globally dive [...]

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Unveiling the 2020 Couch Potato Model Portfolios

As long-time readers will know, I review my model portfolios once a year and, if necessary, make minor changes when better or cheaper funds have been [...]

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Couch Potato Portfolio Returns for 2019

The numbers are in and no one is shooting the messenger this year. If 2018 was disappointment—returns were negative even for balanced portfolios—2019 [...]

Horizons Swap ETFs: The Next Generation

It’s been a stressful few months for investors using the popular swap-based ETFs from Horizons. These funds have been available since 2011 and have at [...]

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TD e-Series Funds: The Next Generation

For almost 20 years, the TD e-Series mutual funds have been one of the cheapest and easiest ways to build a Couch Potato portfolio. For most of that t [...]

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Trading ETFs Near Dividend Dates

In my most recent podcast, I addressed an excellent question from Philip, who asked, “Are there days when ETF investors should avoid trading?” Philip’ [...]

The Power of the 3BAL Portfolio

[Spoiler: This was an April Fool's joke!] Simple is beautiful, but in investing it ultimately loses its appeal. Since the beginning of 2018, all three [...]

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A New Rebalancing Spreadsheet for ETFs

It’s easy enough to build an index fund portfolio with your desired mix of stocks and bonds. But as any experienced investor knows, your asset allocat [...]

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Couch Potato Portfolio Returns for 2018

No one can say they weren't expecting it. After a long and giddy bull market that began in 2009, we finally experienced a calendar year when even bala [...]

Beyond One-Stop ETF Shopping

The new asset allocation ETFs launched by Vanguard and iShares in 2018 have made it easier than ever for investors to build a low-cost balanced portfo [...]