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  1. Getting The Most Out Of Icarra: Benchmarks
  2. . The first article in a series. How to get the most out of the many tools that Icarra offers.
  3. Expected Return: It's Not What You Expect, February 24, 2006
    I recently had the pleasure of watching an interesting discussion unfold on the Vanguard Diehard message board. The discussion involved a hypothetical investment which returned either 30% or -10% with equal probability. Several parties debated the expected return of this investment and each participant gave a convincing argument. This is math, however, and there is only one correct answer and several incorrect answers. Read this article to find the definitive answer to this conundrum, if you dare.
  4. S&P 500 vs. Total Stock Market, January 24, 2006
    This article compares the S&P 500 with the Total Stock Market. The two indices are very similar but contain important differences. Is there an advantage to owning the Total Stock Market instead of the S&P 500? Or is it the other way around? Read this article to find out.