Create a simple, cheap, and diversified investment portfolio
- you need to know what an investment is. what equities and bonds are, but otherwise very introductory
Lars Kroijer’s investing video series. This course is based on the premise that you are highly unlikely to beat the market, or to be able to pick an investment fund that outperforms the market consistently for you, which only 1 out of 10 funds do over a ten year period. We explain why accepting this premise is important, and then walk through the theory behind this investment philosophy, and how there is a super simple, cheap and powerful alternative way to manage investments that don’t imply that you are somehow an investment superstar. The course is based on a practical implementation of optimal portfolio theory.
You only need to buy only cheap world equity index tracker plus low risk asset and think about your risk personal risk levels. The course will also help you avoid paying large unnecessary fees to the financial sector and highly likely leave you much better off in the long run. The course also describes how you can implement the cheap and optimal portfolio from a practical perspective using index tracking investment products like ETFs that are available to virtually all investors, and thus avoid the much higher fees of the mutual fund industry.
The structure of the course is as follows:
Introduce the concept
Convince investors of the low likelihood of being able to beat the markets
Explain why you only need one world equity index tracker for your equity portfolio
Outline how a portfolio combining this equity exposure with a low risk asset in proportions to suit your risk profile is the simplest and best portfolio for most people.
How you actually go about implementing the portfolio with specific examples of products.
This course is useful for anyone with savings and investments who is thinking about pension, retirement, or simply securing their financial future, and generally worry about the best way to manage their assets. It is a short 30+ minute course with some backup material and ultimately the concepts are described in great detail in Lars Kroijer’s book on the topic, “Investing Demystified” (Financial Times Publishing). More on Lars Kroijer’s homepage
Who this course is for:
- course is for people with even a small amount of savings who are uncertain how to navigate their investments and fear they are over-charges by banks, etc.