Ben Carlson

How to Create a Bond Ladder Using ETFs

“Most investors are primarily oriented toward return, how much they can make and pay little attention to risk, how much they can lose.” – Seth Klarman Reader mailbag: Is there a way to create a laddered bond portfolio using bond funds instead of individual bonds? I can understand why bond investors would be looking at…

Is Your Investment Strategy Mediocre?

“Successful investing can almost be easy: Avoid harmful “accidents” and do what will achieve your own most important long-term objectives. The very human irony is that learning this lesson can take so many years that by the time we “get it,” it may be too late to use the lesson because the powers of compounding…