There is this sort of investing fork lore that out there that hedge funds are a means to get rich. See returns of over 20% per year and grow your wealth beyond your wildest dreams! The reality is that most hedge of the 10,000 or so funds suck.
Unless you have the means to getting into funds like Ray Dalio's Bridgewater Associates fund, or Paul Tudor Jones' Tudor Investment Corporation, which you actually can't because they are not accepting new money, then you are left to pick from the other 9,998 funds.
And if you can find one, then have fun paying the standard 2 and 20; pay 2% of your assets that are with the fund plus 20% of any profits. I like to think like Jack Bogle of Vanguard when it comes to fees:
“The miracle of compounding returns is overwhelmed by the tyranny of compounding costs.” -- John BogleJust like compounding creates wealth in our portfolios, high fees can compound against us to rob us of our gains, and worse capital.
So due to accessibility and high fees, I thought why not just treat my own portfolio like a hedge fund and manage it accordingly.
That is what this blog is all about.
Here are my OBJECTIVES for this blog:
- To provide a way for people to see exactly how a 40-something investor invests their portfolio, using both traditional methods as well as methods based on research-backed studies to generate additional alpha. This blog is not necessarily about how to invest, but how I invest.
- To be totally transparent with my portfolio; although I am not going to show you how much, I am going to show exactly what I am invested in at any one time.