I'm new to this forum and I arrived here looking for, well.. a forum to discuss the following:
I'm trying to figure out if it is worth creating an 80%-90% bond and equity ETF portfolio, and leave only say a 10% for Stock Picking.
My thinking goes as follows:
Actively managed portfolios (either by my self or a professional), usually fail to beat their benchmarks, so why not buy the benchmark..
Regional and Sector diversification can be easily achieved using ETFs.
There will probably be less fees involved, especially when it comes to rebalancing the portfolio.
ETFs are less volatile.
Picking certain stocks from within an index can yield better results from buying the whole index.
I was hoping you could add/modify the list and/or post your own comments.