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update: FOOLX vs VT

August 31, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: FOOLX

A quick update to my derisive post about the TMF-branded mutual fund: we have a little over two months in the bag, which in the daily-NAV world is enough for a back-of-the-envelope performance analysis versus the mooted competition, Vanguard's Total World Stock ETF (VT)  [more]



ha ha ha the Motley Fool Mutual Fund ha ha ha 135 basis point fee cap ha ha ha ha ha

July 02, 2009 – Comments (6)

This is hilarious.  Abso-freaking-lutely sidesplitting.  I'll put dollars to donuts you do better long-term in Vanguard's VT ETF with its 25 bps in fees.  110 basis points a year is a lot of ground to make up.  These tasty TMF-Brand Frosted Flakes either will fail to perform, period, or will succeed only by taking on more risk than the index.   [more]



Why CAPS will always be broken

January 16, 2008 – Comments (7)

Anyone who read my blog posts back when knows I believe CAPS's performance-measaurement metrics fundamentally to be broken.  (Read back in the blog.)  The question here is, why: why would folks smart enough to design such a fun little game use performance measures that so completely elide risk?  There's a whole magazine named after risk.  We're not talking little omissions.



you can't get 500 points from underperform calls?

October 11, 2007 – Comments (8)

Stock goes from 160 to 80.  Close short.  Reshort.  Repeat at 40, 20, 10, 5, 2.5 and 1.25. Stock reverse splits 1 for 40.  Stock goes to  25.  Close, reshort.  Repeat at 12.5, 6.25, and 3.125.

Stock gets delisted.

You get 500 points from an underperform call.




CAPS performance

June 11, 2007 – Comments (2)

Return vs risk  [more]

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