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It's odd that active investing strategies implemented in an ETF can be more tax efficient than manual implementation of the same strategy with individual stocks (because of "in-kind redemption"). That essentially means when I pay an ETF provider the annual fee, Uncle Sam will give me a tax break. It's odd that the government is in effect providing a source of funding to the financial industry this way.

In 1950 there were 16 workers per Social Security recipient. In 1960 there were 5 workers per recipient. By the year 2033, only 2.1 workers will support one retiree.

CAPE (cyclically adjusted P/E ratio) right now is close to 26x, a high level by historical standards. If you treat 2009's low earnings as an outlier and replace it with the average of 2008 and 2010, CAPE comes out to a still high but interestingly lower number: 21-22x. From +Kevin Zatloukal l.



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I worked with Brian McBarron for a few years on Google Talk. To say he's a talented developer would be an understatement. Check out the Kickstarter he just launched, watch the video, and donate! Vixle is looking great.
Today we launch our Kickstarter!  (http://vixle.com/ks)
In the post, Brian talks about why he created Vixle.

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The EMH battle continues... Comments by Jeremy Grantham.



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How to fold a shirt NEATLY and FAST!  : )
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$19.2 trillion lost in household wealth during the 2007-2009 recession (and other charts):

http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-chart-center/Documents/20120413_FinancialCrisisResponse.pdf

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Vehicle registrations in China over the next decade.

Interesting chart: search queries suggest there is less interest in financial planning since the crash.

http://www.google.com/finance?q=GOOGLEINDEX_US:FINPLN
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