Larry Swedroe's Author Profile and Articles

Larry SwedroeLarry Swedroe is a principal and director of research at Buckingham Asset Management, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor firm in St. Louis, Missouri. He is also principal of BAM Advisor Services, LLC, a service provider to investment advisors across the country, most of whom are affiliated with CPA firms. However, his opinions and comments expressed within this column are his own, and may not accurately reflect those of Buckingham Asset Management or BAM Advisor Services. Before joining Buckingham in 1996, Larry served as senior vice president and regional treasurer at Citicorp and vice chairman of Prudential Home Mortgage. Larry is author of The Only Guide to a Winning Investment Strategy You'll Ever Need (updated and re-released in 2005), as well as six other books. Most recently, he authored The Only Guide to Alternative Investments You'll Ever Need (2008). Larry has started his own blog called Wise Investing at CBS Money Watch. Please check it out!

Articles by Larry Swedroe

How TIPS Provide a Guaranteed Real Return

How TIPS Provide a Guaranteed Real Return

Do TIPS really keep up with real inflation? The most important thing to remember is that TIPS provide a guaranteed real return. While this might be a bit complex, here are two ways TIPS can provide […]

The Real Difference Between Roth and Traditional IRAs

The Real Difference Between Roth and Traditional IRAs

There is a limit which is set by the IRS every year for both Roth and Traditional IRA accounts. The current IRA contribution limits for those under 50 is $5,000 and for those over 50 it […]

Buying iShares Barclays TIPS Bond (TIP) ETF versus Individual TIPS

Buying iShares Barclays TIPS Bond (TIP) ETF versus Individual TIPS

In this Ask the Expert with Larry Swedroe article, Thomas is wondering why his iShares Barclays TIPS Bond TIP ETF hasn’t paid dividend since last October and if he should switch to individual TIPS through Treasury […]

Should You Pay Off Your Debt Before Investing?

Should You Pay Off Your Debt Before Investing?

Is it best to get out of debt before you start investing? This is a common question that comes up quite often. The issue is actually fairly complex considering the many different types of debt and […]

Correlation of Returns: The Reason Why Diversification Didn’t Work

Correlation of Returns: The Reason Why Diversification Didn’t Work

None of the alternative investments provided sufficient risk reduction to soften the impact of the Bear Market. Alternatives such as Commodities, Equity REITS, International Equities doesn’t seem to be working. The U.S. Treasuries were one of […]

Should You Own Individual Stocks?

Should You Own Individual Stocks?

One of my rules of prudent investing is that no one should own individual stocks. That has far more to do with speculating than investing. Instead own only mutual funds (or ETFs) that own all the […]

Warren Buffett versus Modern Portfolio Theory

Warren Buffett versus Modern Portfolio Theory

In this Ask The Expert With Larry Swedroe article, Zapp challenges the legitimacy of Modern Portfolio Theory citing Warren Buffett as a rule breaker.  So which is it, Modern Portfolio Theory or Warren Buffett? Here’s the […]

Low Cost Diversification With Vanguard Total World Stock ETF (VT)?

Low Cost Diversification With Vanguard Total World Stock ETF (VT)?

In this Ask The Expert With Larry Swedroe article, the reader, Murali, is wondering if she could use the Vanguard Total World Stock ETF (VT) to simplify and diversify her investment portfolio.  Vanguard is known for […]

What is the Best Portfolio Rebalancing Strategy?

What is the Best Portfolio Rebalancing Strategy?

In this Ask The Expert With Larry Swedroe article, the reader (Edward) is wondering what’s the best way to rebalance his investment portfolio and increase his fixed asset allocation.  Due to the stock market crash, he […]

Lost Money In The Stock Market, What Should I Do?

Lost Money In The Stock Market, What Should I Do?

In this Ask The Expert With Larry Swedroe article, the reader (Larry) lost a lot of money in the stock market.  He detailed his plight and complained about his full service brokerage firm.  It’s 2009 and […]

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