Quarterly Market Review, Q2 2022

The first six months of 2022 brought significant declines in the stock and bond markets. In this article, I’ll share details about the stock/bond market performance in the second quarter of 2022, the context of what caused the market declines, and what to expect from the market in the coming quarters. World Stocks The Simple […]

How do accumulating ETFs actually work?

An ETF may receive dividends or interests from its holdings (e.g., companies, bonds, etc.). Distributing ETFs distribute that income by paying out dividends to investors. Accumulating ETFs reinvest that income within the fund and don’t pay out dividends. It sounds simple but accumulating ETFs cause a lot of confusion. Many don’t understand how they work […]

Focus on what matters first

A few decisions have the most significant impact on being a successful index investor. Yet, many spend little time thinking about these crucial topics. Starting with investing requires making so many decisions that it is easy to get distracted by superficial things. These trivial things may lead you to think you are making progress, despite […]

What is the percentage of Developed World and Emerging Markets for the Vanguard UCITS ETFs tracking FTSE indexes?

I want to invest in the Vanguard FTSE Developed World UCITS ETF (TER 0.12% p.a.) and in the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets UCITS ETF (TER 0.22% p.a.). Which percentage should I allocate to each? This portfolio of Vanguard funds has a TER of 0.13% p.a.. It is currently the cheapest “All World“ portfolio using distributing UCITS funds. […]